Incident Summary:

10/04/2018: Assailants attacked Nkiendoro, Bassa local government, Plateau state, Nigeria. At least four people, including a soldier and a police officer, were killed and an unknown number of others wounded in the attack. Additionally, two churches and civilian properties were set ablaze in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Army (NA)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nigeria Police Force (NPF)
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Churches
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
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
Additional Information The victims included civilians Laraba Joshua, Ago Gado Bah, and Markus Di. 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 4 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Killings: Plateau State Gets New Commissioner Of Police," Channels TV Nigeria, October 9, 2018.
"Again, herdsmen attack Plateau, kill four, torch churches, houses," Nigeria Punch, October 6, 2018.