Incident Summary:

12/24/2020: Assailants abducted 40 loggers in Wulgo forest, Gamboru, Borno, Nigeria. Three victims were shot and killed and the whereabouts of the remaining hostages are unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Gamboru

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Wulgo Forest.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Loggers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 40
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 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"At least 40 loggers feared abducted in northeast Nigeria," Al Jazeera, December 27, 2020.
"Jihadists snatch dozens of loggers in Nigeria, kill 3," Bangladesh Daily Star, December 27, 2020.
"At least 10 dead in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria," News24, December 27, 2020.