Incident Summary:

01/31/2018: Security forces intercepted two suicide bombers attempting to attack an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Dalori, Jere, Borno, Nigeria. One assailant detonated at the entrance of the camp, while the second assailant detonated inside of the camp. In addition to the two assailants, at least five people were killed and 44 people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Jere district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp
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
Explosives 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 44 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 44
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide bombers kill 5, injure 44 in attack on Nigeria refugee camp," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 1, 2018.
"Suicide Bomber Kills Four In Northeast Nigeria," AFP (World Service), January 31, 2018.
"Suicide bomber kills five, injured 39 in Borno," Nigeria Punch, February 1, 2018.