Chakawa and Kawuri attacks

The January 2014 Northern Nigeria attacks were a set of terrorist massacres that occurred in January 2014 at Kawuri, Borno state and in Chakawa village, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State respectively (on 2 separate occasions in the latter location). All of the attacks have been blamed on Boko Haram.

On 31 January, a pastor and 10 members of his congregation were killed in Chakawa.[1][2]

26 JanuaryEdit

The night of 26 January saw a pair of simultaneous attacks at Kawuri, Borno state and a Catholic church in Chakawa village, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State respectively.[3][4][5]

In Kawuri, a village in Konduga Local Government, Borno State (located some 37 kilometers southeast of Maiduguri), some 85 people were slain overnight.[6][7][8] The attacks have been blamed on Boko Haram.[9]

In Chakawa (also known as Waga Chakawa) the throats of several church worshippers were slit,[10] while others were shot. An estimated 31 people were killed,[11] but this was revised to the figure of 41.[12]

The final death toll has been put at least 138 people.[13]


  1. ^ Gunmen invade church, kill pastor, 10 worshippers in Adamawa. Samuel Agada, Daily Post Nigeria. February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Kill Pastor, 10 worshippers In Adamawa. February 2, 2014 - 5:31am | Lara Adejoro, Daily Times of Nigeria.
  3. ^ BBC world news, 27 January 2014.Nigeria 'Boko Haram' attacks leave scores dead.
  4. ^ Communal unrest turns deadly in Nigeria. AlJazeera English website. Accessed 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ Gunmen kill worshippers at Nigeria church. AlJazeera English website. Accessed 25 May 2014.
  6. ^ HARUNA UMAR. 85 dead in Nigerian village massacre. January 28, 2014 at 09:14pm.
  7. ^ Boko haram: 85 dead and counting in northeast Nigeria village[dead link], Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:36.
  8. ^ Reuters News Agency.Death toll in northeast Nigeria attack rises to 85, Tue Jan 28, 2014.
  9. ^ Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza. Not Less Than 50 Killed In Kawuri Today. The Nigerian Voice. 27 January 2014.
  10. ^ "How Boko Haram Slit Throats Of Church Worshippers In Adamawa [GRAPHIC] | 9JAOLOFOFO™". Archived from the original on 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  11. ^ By Saharareporters, New York Jan, 29 2014, 9:01AM. Adamawa Bishop Says Boko Haram Killed 31 Of His Parishioners.
  12. ^ Sunday, 02 February 2014 05:00. Kabiru R. Anwar, Chakawa death toll rises to 41; pastor killed in fresh Hyambula attack.
  13. ^ Ndahi Marama & Umar Yusuf, January 29, 2014. Adamawa church attack: Death toll rises to 138. Vanguard Nigeria.