Incident Summary:

12/30/2017: Assailants opened fire on loggers in Maiwa, 20 kilometers from Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. At least 25 people were killed in the attack and there were an unknown number of casualties and missing persons reported. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred 20 kilometers from Maiduguri.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Loggers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Shekau faction Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 16
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 25
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
"Toll in Boko Haram attack on loggers rises to 25," Bangladesh Daily Star, January 1, 2018."
"Boko Haram says it carried out Christmas attacks in Nigeria; Militant leader Abubakar Shekau declares group active and operational a day after Nigerian president said it had been defeated," The Guardian (London), January 2, 2018."
"Boko Haram kills four loggers in Nigeria," The News International, January 1, 2018."