Incident Summary:

11/19/2016: Assailants raided Darka village, Abuja, Nigeria. At least two people were killed and two people were injured in the attack. Four people were also abducted, and the outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibilit; however, sources separately attributed the attack to Fulani militants and Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kuje district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Darka Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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 No
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen unleash terror on 3 FCT villages," Daily Sun, November 21, 2016.
"Fulani herdsmen kill 3, abduct 10 in Abuja,", November 21, 2016.
"Boko Haram Attacks 3 Villages In Kuje Abuja, Kills 3, Demands N150 Million To Free 14 Kidnap Victim,", November 21, 2016.