Incident Summary:

12/25/2016: A suicide bomber on an explosives-laden motorcycle detonated in Mora, Extreme-North, Cameroon. The assailant was the only reported casualty. This was one of two related attacks in Mora on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Christian Civilians
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Additional Information The victims included Ibrahim Mahama. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Christmas Attacks in Cameroon Underscore Continued Boko Haram Threat," VOA News, December 26, 2016.
"At least 4 killed in suicide bombings in northern Cameroon," EFE, December 25, 2016.
"Two Boko Haram Members Die in Suicide Bombing," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, December 25, 2016.