Incident Summary:

11/26/2016: Assailants detonated explosives and opened fire on a convoy carrying local officials between Nguro Soye and Bama, Borno, Nigeria. At least 30 assailants were killed and an unknown number of soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Bama

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Bama and Nguro Soye.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Borno
Specific Description Convoy of Officials
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An unknown number of roadside bombs and firearms were used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 30
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"30 Boko Haram terrorists killed in clash with troops in NE Nigeria," Xinhua General News Service, November 28, 2016.
"30 Boko Haram troops killed in ambush of Nigerian government convoy 2 minutes ago," UPI, November 28, 2016.
"Army kills '30 Boko Haram militants' in NE Nigeria," Anadolu Ajansi, November 27, 2016.