Incident Summary:

10/03/2019: Assailants abducted two teachers and six female students from the Engravers' College in Kakau Daji, Chikun, Kadunam Nigeria. The hostages were released on October 26, 2019. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kakau Daji

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chikun district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Engravers' College
Specific Description College
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 8
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 23
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded Unknown
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Jummai Ido, Angwan Barau Udawa, Luka Auta, Sale Auta, Yakubu Audu, Ezra Haruna.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram (suspected) No
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill one, abduct four in Kaduna," Vanguard, October 7, 2019.
"Nigerian Christian schoolgirls, staff free after torture by Fulani kidnappers," Gateway, November 14, 2019.
"Girls, Staff Members Kidnapped from Christian-Run High School Released," Long, November 12, 2019.