Incident Summary:

08/17/2020: Assailants attacked Magumeri, Borno, Nigeria. Three people, including two soldiers and one civilian, were killed and there were an unknown number of assailant casualties in the attack. The Al-Barnawi faction (Islamic State West Africa Province-ISWAP) of Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Magumeri Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mast
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Al-Barnawi faction (Islamic State West Africa Province-ISWAP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram Terrorists Destroy Telecoms Mast in Fresh Borno Attack,", August 18, 2020.
"Again, Boko Haram invades Borno, destroys telecom mast, other facilities," Vanguard, August 17, 2020.
"World: Attacks on Health Care Monthly News Brief - August 2020," ReliefWeb, September 18, 2020.