Incident Summary:

07/30/2020: Assailants fired a rocket into Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. This was one of three related attacks in Maiduguri on this date. At least two civilians were killed in this incident and 27 others were injured across all three attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mairi area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Gidan Abaya Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A mortar was used in the attack.
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Injury estimates represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 202007300007, 202007300008, and 202007300009.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"INSECURITY: WHY NOBODY IS SAFE - SHEHU OF BORNO," Weekly Trust, August 8, 2020.
"BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri, Borno," Reach Naija, July 31, 2020.
"Maiduguri attack death toll rises to six," Nigeria Punch, July 31, 2020.