Incident Summary:

12/29/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting a convoy of hunters recruited by the Nigerian army to help with security in Kayamla, Borno, Nigeria. The hunters were responding to an earlier ambush of a convoy of fellow hunters. At least nine hunters were killed and seven others were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks near Kayamla on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Local Vigilantes
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
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 9 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Buhari meets Zulum as explosion kills 11 security personnel in Borno," The Sun (Nigeria), December 31, 2020.
"Landmine kills 9 Nigerian security personnel," Anadolu Agency (AA), December 31, 2020.
"Eleven dead in two jihadist attacks in Nigeria," Teller Report, December 30, 2020.