Incident Summary:

01/08/2017: A female suicide bomber detonated outside the residence of a Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) member in Kaleri neighborhood, Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to the assailant, the father of a JTF member was killed in the blast. 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:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kaleri neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF)
Specific Description House of Relatives of Member
Nationality of Target Nigeria
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
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"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.