Incident Summary:

08/02/2020: Assailants detonated explosive devices and attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Nguetchewe, Mayo-Tsanaga district, Extreme-North, Cameroon. At least 19 people, including two suicide bombers, were killed and 16 others were injured in the attack. 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 Mayo-Tsanaga district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp
Nationality of Target Cameroon
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 most recent and majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 19 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 19
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UN condemns deadly Boko Haram attack in Cameroon," Anadolu Agency (AA), August 4, 2020.
"Cameroon:Dozens killed in Boko Haram attack in F/N Region," Journal du Cameroun, August 3, 2020.
"Boko Haram attack displaced people c 18 dead, 11 injured," United News of India, August 2, 2020.