Incident Summary:

04/27/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting a military convoy in Mangugum, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to the assailant, five soldiers were killed and 40 soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201704270002

When:
2017-04-27

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Mangugum

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Magumeri district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Unknown
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden van 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) 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"5 Boko Haram bombers launch surprise attack against soldiers; see the result of the encounter (photos)," Naij.com, May 2, 2017."
"Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria," Al Jazeera, April 28, 2017."
"Suicide bomber kills five troops in Nigeria," Bangladesh Daily Star, April 28, 2017."