Incident Summary:

10/24/2020: Assailants attacked Babban Gida, Yobe, Nigeria. At least six assailants and one police officer were killed and several assailants and one police officer were injured in the ensuing clash. In addition, assailants set fire to a police headquarters, a military base, and a local government secretariat during the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Al-Barnawi faction (Islamic State West Africa Province-ISWAP) of Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Babban Gida

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Babangida
Specific Description Government Secretariat
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nigeria Police Force (NPF)
Specific Description Divisional Police Headquarters
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Firearms, including four gun trucks, 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) 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"BREAKING: ISWAP/Boko Haram: Insurgents attack Yobe," Online Nigeria News, October 24, 2020.
"Policeman, Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe shoot-out,", October 24, 2020.
"Nigerian police kill six Boko Haram militants in gunfight," SINA, October 25, 2020.