- 24 May 2022
Nine Killed and 27 Injured in Confirmed IED Explosion, Kano, Nigeria
On Tuesday 17 May 2022, an took place near a school in Sabon Gari, Kano (Nigeria). The casualty count was eventually confirmed at nine fatalities and 27 people injured. Immediately following the blast, authorities claimed it was due to a gas cylinder explosion, although witnesses claimed to have seen a suicide bomber blow himself up. However, in the last few days, Nigerian police have arrested two Boko Haram suspects and confirmed that the blast was due to an IED explosion.
- 27 Apr 2022
Six Killed and 28 Injured in IS-Affiliated Suicide Attacks In Taraba (Nigeria)
Two suicide attacks in Nigeria’s typically more peaceful Middle Belt state of Taraba have been claimed by ISWAP. Both attacks, one in the rural community of Iware, and the other in Jalingo, the state’s capital, seem to have been targeting drinking establishments. These latest incidents are a symptom of the spreading Islamist insurgencies that have been active in Nigeria’s northeast for over a decade, as IS-affiliated groups expand their operational areas.
- 3 Mar 2022
Covid-19 and its impact on extremist groups’ use of IEDs
How has Covid19 impacted global IED attacks? AOAV looks at the data.
- 15 Oct 2020
A decade of global IED harm reviewed
With the sole exception of the year 2017, IEDs have been responsible for more civilian deaths than any other explosive weapon type in each and every year in the last decade.
- 18 Jun 2019
30 killed in suicide bombing in Nigeria
On June 17, 2019, a triple suicide bombing in Nigeria killed 30 people and injured over 40.
- 9 Apr 2019
3 killed in suicide attack in Nigeria
On Saturday, April 6th 2019, a twin suicide attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, left three dead and 45 injured. The dead include one civilian and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force militia.
- 19 Jun 2018
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.
- 6 Jun 2018
At least six killed and 37 wounded in suicide attack on mosque in Diffa, Niger
Late Monday, June 04th 2018, three suicide bombers targeted civilians as they gathered at a mosque in Diffa, southeastern Nigeria, after breaking the Ramadan fast.
- 19 Feb 2018
Triple suicide bombing kills at least 20 in northeast Nigeria
On Friday evening, February 16th 2018, three suicide bombers killed at least 20 people, whilst another 70 people were wounded. The attack occurred in a fish market in Konduga, northeastern Nigeria.
- 2 Feb 2018
Suicide attack on Dalori IDP camp in Nigeria kills 4
On Wednesday, January 31st 2018, at least four people were killed and 44 were injured when a female suicide bomber attacked a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Dalori, Maiduguri.
- 18 Jan 2018
Suicide bombers kill 12 at market in northeastern Nigeria
Yesterday, January 17th 2018, a suicide bomb attack at a market in Muna Garage, a camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, left at least 12 killed and 65 injured.
- 21 Nov 2017
Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria
On Tuesday, 21 November 2017, a suicide bomber targeted a packed mosque in Mubi, a town in north-eastern Nigeria, during morning prayers. The attack killed at least 50 and left many more injured.