Incident Summary:

12/30/2017: Assailants attacked internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mafa, Borno, Nigeria. At least 50 people were killed and there were an unknown number of casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201712300012

When:
2017-12-30

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Mafa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 50 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 50
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nigeria Scores Killed in Boko Haram Attacks in Borno, Yobe," Africa News, December 31, 2017."
"SOCAFRICA: Native Prospector West Africa VEO Tracker 19 DEC 2017 - 01 JAN 2018," SOCAFRICA, December 19, 2017."