Incident Summary:

11/01/2020: Assailants attacked Takulashi Buladunya, Borno, Nigeria. At least seven people, including Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members and civilians, were killed in the attack. The assailants sustained an unknown number of casualties. In addition, seven civilians were abducted in the attack. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. 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:


Takulashi Buladunya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Takulashi Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF)
Specific Description Militia Members
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 7 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"B’Haram killed 11, abducted nine women in Chibok – Residents," Nigeria Punch, November 2, 2020.
"Boko Haram Kills Seven CJTF Operatives, Hunters in Borno," This Day (Lagos), November 2, 2020.
"Boko Haram is said to have killed 12 people near Chibok, Nigeria," Teller Report, November 1, 2020.