Incident Summary:

12/25/2020: Assailants attacked a prayer camp and abducted 3 people in Fadan Kagoma, Kaduna state, Nigeria. The pastor and his wife were released on December 27, 2020. The third hostage was released on or before the same date. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Fadan Kagoma

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Good News Power Base Church
Specific Description Albarka Prayer Camp
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information The victims included Emmanuel Bako and Sandra Bako.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"JUST IN: Kidnapped Kaduna apostle, wife regain freedom," Nigerian Tribune, December 27, 2020.
"Gunmen kidnap cleric, wife in Kaduna village Ahmed Ali, Kafanchan," Daily Trust Nigeria, December 26, 2020.
"Nigeria: Christmas Holidays of Blood, Terror," News Chronicle (Nigeria), December 28, 2020.