Incident Summary:

05/31/2020: Assailants attacked a refugee camp in Intikane, Tahoua, Niger. At least three people were killed and a guard was abducted in the raid. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Intikane Refugee Camp
Specific Description Refugee Camp
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Sabotage Equipment
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 50
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Civilians killed as attackers storm Niger refugee camp," Al Jazeera, June 1, 2020.
"Thousands of Malian refugees flee Niger camp after deadly jihadist attack - UN," News24, June 4, 2020.
"Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger, cut off water supply," ABC News, June 1, 2020.