Incident Summary:

01/08/2017: Three suicide bombers detonated near a joint Nigerian Armed Forces and Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) checkpoint in Garki Muna, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to the three assailants, at least one JTF member was killed in the blasts. This was one of three coordinated attacks in and around Maiduguri on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Garki Muna

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Garki Muna area, near Maiduguri.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Joint Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF)
Specific Description Joint Checkpoint
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)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden vests and AK-47 assault rifles 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram Targets Nigeria Military Base, Militia," AFP (World Service), January 9, 2017.
"Borno bombers kill eight, missing Adamawa cops found dead," Nigeria Punch, January 9, 2017.
"Suicide bomber kills 8 in Maiduguri - Police," Nigerian Tribune, January 9, 2017.