Incident Summary:

09/29/2020: Assailants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades opened fire on a military convoy near Marte, Borno, Nigeria. At least 10 soldiers were killed and eight others were injured in the attack. The Al-Barnawi faction (Islamic State West Africa Province-ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Marte

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 Army (NA)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), machine guns, and fire were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram kills 10 soldiers in northeast Nigeria," Anadolu Agency (AA), October 1, 2020.
"Islamic State militants kill 10 Nigerian soldiers in ambush," Qatar Tribune, September 30, 2020.
"Jihadists kill 10 Nigerian soldiers in ambush," Deccan Herald, September 30, 2020.