Incident Summary:

02/13/2017: Assailants raided Mifa village in Chibok, Borno, Nigeria. At least one civilian, an Islamic scholar, and one assailant were killed and a child was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Chibok district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mifa Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Islamic Scholar
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
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
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno village, kill Islamic scholar, injure boy," The Guardian Nigeria, February 15, 2017.
"Boko Haram attacks Mifa village near Chibok," The Nation Nigeria, February 14, 2017.
"Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno village, kill Islamic scholar, injure boy," Ondo State News Online, February 15, 2017.