Incident Summary:

12/19/2020: Assailants attacked Ajiri, Borno, Nigeria. At least 10 assailants were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the ensuing clash. The Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram (Islamic State West Africa Province-ISWAP) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the group targeted a military barracks.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Ajiri Village
Specific Description Village
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 Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Automatic rifles 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) 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
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 10
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Jihadists kill 5 soldiers, kidnap 35 civilians in Nigeria," WION, December 20, 2020.
"Nigeria Jihadists Kill Five Soldiers, Kidnap Dozens Of Civilians," International Business Times Australia, December 20, 2020.
"BREAKING: Again, Boko Haram Attacks Ajiri, Borno Community,", December 19, 2020.