Incident Summary:

11/18/2016: A suicide bomber detonated targeting a police post in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. The assailant was the only reported casualty, although a second suicide bomber was arrested following the blast. This was one of three coordinated suicide attacks in Maiduguri on this date. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Jidarri-Polo area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nigeria Police Force (NPF)
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden vests were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two People Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack in Northeast Nigeria," Latin American Herald Tribune, November 19, 2016.
"Bomb blasts kill six in northeastern Nigeria," Anadolu Ajansi, November 18, 2016.
"Two civilian JTF members killed in separate suicide attack in Maiduguri," Daily Trust Nigera, November 18, 2016.