Incident Summary:

05/14/2017: Assailants opened fire at a mosque in Etogi, Niger, Nigeria. At least 27 people were killed and five people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.

GTD ID:
201705140032

When:
2017-05-14

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Niger

City:
Etogi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mokwa district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 27 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 27
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Herdsmen attack: Niger death toll hits 27," Nigeria Punch, May 16, 2017."
"Gunmen kill 21, injure 15 in midnight attack in Niger," Daily Sun, May 15, 2017."
"20 Nigerian farmers killed in suspected herdsman attack," ZimbabweStar.com, May 16, 2017."