Incident Summary:

12/30/2018: Assailants opened fire on Buni Gari, Gujba, Yobe, Nigeria. It is unknown whether there were any casualties in the attack. The Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Buni Gari

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gujba district.

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 Buni Gari Town
Specific Description Town
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Al-Barnawi faction Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram: Residents flee as insurgents attack Buni Gari in Yobe," Daily Post Nigeria, December 30, 2018.
"Boko Haram attacks Buni Gari town,", December 30, 2018.
"IS claims deadly attack on army in northeast Nigeria," BBC Monitoring, January 2, 2019.