Incident Summary:

12/00/2020: Sometime between December 20, 2020 and December 26, 2020, assailants abducted three girls and one woman from a guinea corn farm on the outskirts of Dar, Madagali district, Adamawa, Nigeria. The woman was released at a later date. The fate of the girls is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Dar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Madagali district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Female Farmers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram kidnaps four women in Adamawa,", December 31, 2020.
"Boko Haram Terrorists Invade Adamawa Community, Kidnap Three Girls,", January 1, 2021.