Incident Summary:

12/27/2018: Assailants attacked a Nigerian Navy (NN) base in Baga, Borno, Nigeria. There were an unknown number of casualties in the ensuing clash. The Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201812270033

When:
2018-12-27

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Baga

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Navy (NN)
Specific Description Navy
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
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Al-Barnawi faction Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Militants reportedly seize six Nigerian towns in Borno," Daily Trust Online, December 31, 2018.
"Crunch talks in Maiduguri today over Baga," Vanguard, December 31, 2018.
"IS shows video and photos of Baga attack in Nigeria," BBC Monitoring, December 30, 2018.