Incident Summary:

09/27/2018: Assailants armed with machetes and firearms attacked residents in Jos, Plateau, Nigeria. At least 14 people were killed and four other people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Ishaya Kogi, Jonathan Kogi, Cynthia Cogi
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Firearms and machetes were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information The victims included Lucky Kogi, Majesty Lucky, Blessing Lucky, Kande Audu, Ruth Rogu, Dorcas Rugu, Kogi Audu, Blessing Kogi, Azumi Gado, Ladi Rigi, Sunday Moru, Blessing Sunday, Redzie Yakubu, Patience Yakubu, and Philip Yakubu. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Plateau Attack: Gunmen kill 15, Lalong imposes Curfew," Daily Times Nigeria, September 28, 2018.
"Jos lockdown: 18 Killed, five injured, 4 vehicles burnt," Nigerian Tribune, September 28, 2018.
"Gunmen kill many people in Jos attack, Lalong imposes curfew,", September 28, 2018.