Incident Summary:

10/07/2019: Assailants attacked civilians in Ungwan Barau, Chikun, Kaduna, Nigeria. One woman was killed and four others were abducted in the attack. All four hostages were rescued on October 14, 2019. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ungwan Barau

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chikun district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Ezra Haruna
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 7
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 abducted included Jummai Ido, Luka Auta, Sale Auta, and Yakubu Audu.
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Rape: Chrisland supervisor accuses judge of bias, petitions NJC," Newtelegraph, October 15, 2019.
"Gunmen kill one, abduct four in Kaduna," Vanguard, October 7, 2019.
"One Christian killed, 12 kidnapped in Nigeria," Baptist Press, October 11, 2019.