Incident Summary:

12/30/2018: Assailants attacked civilians in Nding, Barakin Ladi, Plateau, Nigeria. At least five people were killed and two were injured in the attack. This was one of two coordinated attacks in Plateau on this day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Barakin Ladi district.

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
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen Kill Four Passengers, Injure Two In Plateau," The Tide Newspaper Online, January 2, 2019.
"Seven die as gunmen attack Plateau communities again," Nigeria Punch, December 31, 2018.
"Again, Seven Killed as Gunmen Attack Plateau Communities," Nigeria News Shafaqna, December 31, 2018.