Incident Summary:

09/15/2017: Assailants opened fire into the Abraka Market in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. At least four people were killed and six others were wounded. This was one of two attacks in the region on the same night. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Abraka Market
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Traders: Usman Abdullahi, Ali Sidi, Ibrahim Zubairu
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included trader Hauwa.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Tension in Delta over killing of 4 northern traders," Nigerian Tribune, September 17, 2017.
"4 dead in inter-community clashes in SE Nigeria," Gulf News, September 17, 2017.
"IPOB attacks spread to Delta," National Daily, September 16, 2017.