Incident Summary:

02/17/2017: Two suicide bombers detonated in the Muna Dalti area of Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to the assailants, at least two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CTF) were killed and eight members were injured in the attack. This was one of three coordinated attacks in the area overnight. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Maiduguri

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

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 (CJTF)
Specific Description Checkpoint
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"7 bombers dead, 8 CJTF injured," Daily Trust Nigera, February 17, 2017.
"Troops kill six suicide bombers in Maiduguri," Online Nigeria News, February 17, 2017.
"Five killed, eight injured as suicide bombers strike in Maiduguri," The Nation Nigeria, February 17, 2017.