Incident Summary:

08/04/2017: Assailants attacked a National Police (NPD) station in Adzope, Agneby, Ivory Coast. There were no reported casualties; however, the assailants barricaded an unknown number of officers in the building as they stole several weapons. This was one of three attacks carried out by the same group of assailants in Adzope on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo.



Ivory Coast

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police (NPD)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Ivory Coast
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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?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
Gbagbo Loyalists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 20
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Report Says Cote d'Ivoire Government Accuses Pro-Gbagbo Supporters of Recent Upsurge in Violence," Jeune Afrique, September 27, 2017.
"Gunmen In Military Uniform Attack Police Station In Ivory Coast,", August 5, 2017.
"Gunmen attack Ivory Coast police station, steal weapons,", August 4, 2017.