Incident Summary:

12/18/2016: Assailants attacked farmers in Gassol district, Taraba, Nigeria. At least 18 farmers were killed and 18 other people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612180041

When:
2016-12-18

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Taraba

City:
Gassol district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"18 farmers hacked to death in Taraba community," News Nigeria.com.ng, December 18, 2016."
"Unknown Assailants Hack 18 Farmers to Death," ForNaija.com, December 19, 2016."
"BREAKING: 18 farmers killed in Taraba state by unknown assailant," Gistnation, December 18, 2016."