Incident Summary:

01/25/2017: Assailants raided a military base in Biu district, Borno, Nigeria. Three soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were killed in the ensuing clash. The Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram, also known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Biu district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kamuya area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Army
Specific Description Operation Lafiya Dole Base
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Al-Barnawi faction (Islamic State West Africa Province-ISWAP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram sacks military base, 3 soldiers feared dead in Borno," Vanguard, January 27, 2017.
"Buratai: Boko Hara reportedly kill 3 soldiers in COAS' village,", January 27, 2017.
"Boko Haram: 3 Soldiers Dead As Army Counters Attack On Millitary Base," Akwa Ibom State News Online, January 27, 2017.