Incident Summary:

02/22/2017: A suicide bomber detonated in Am Chide, Extreme-North, Cameroon. In addition to the assailant, one person was killed and two people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Am Chide

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mayo-Sava district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Djougdje, Suzanne, Rouza
Nationality of Target Cameroon
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)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon," News24, February 23, 2017.
"SOCAFRICA: Native Prospector West Africa VEO Tracker 21 - 27 FEB 2017," SOCAFRICA, February 21, 2017.
"Fighting Boko Haram: two killed in suicide attack Wouro Dole," CRTV, February 23, 2017.