Incident Summary:

07/28/2017: A suicide bomber infiltrated the 24 Housing Estate, a camp for internally displaced persons, and detonated their explosive device in Dikwa, Borno, Nigeria. As a result of the attack, 14 people were killed, including the assailant, and 24 more were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201707280015

When:
2017-07-28

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Dikwa

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the 24 Housing Estate camp.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity 24 Housing Estate
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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 recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"14 die in suicide attack," The Mercury (South Africa), August 1, 2017."
"Suicide bombing kills 14 people in northeastern Nigeria," Al Jazeera, July 29, 2017."
"14 dead after suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria," Himalayan Times, July 30, 2017."