Explosive violence by Boko HaramExplosive violence in Nigeria

31 killed in suicide bombing and grenade attack in Nigerian town

On Saturday, June 16th 2018, an attack using suicide bombers and rocket-propelled grenades, targeted the town of Damboa in Borno, Nigeria. At least 31 were killed and 48 injured.

At the time of the attack locals had gathered after celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

At least two suicide bombers were reported, though some outlets report up to six girl bombers.

The attack bears the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

AOAV records casualties (i.e. people killed and injured) from explosive violence around the world as reported in English-language news sources.

Our latest data shows a 99% increase in civilian deaths and injuries from explosive weapons in 2017, compared to the previous year in Nigeria. Civilian casualties from IEDs rose by 34%.

Last year, 61% of civilian casualties from explosive weapons in Nigeria were caused by suicide attacks.

AOAV calls on all states to urgently address the threat of IED attacks. There is an urgent need for preventative measures to be implemented by States and the international community.