Terrorism in Niger

The risk of terrorist attacks in Niger over the past years can be classified as below average. Globally, the country took a less important role for terrorism so far. Over the past 5 years a total number of 62 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 858 people have been killed and 243 injured. Among them were 7 suicide acts.

In 8 incedents a total of 40 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, though a ransom was rarely (1 times) extorted.

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Most frequent attack targets in Niger

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens4277420239
Police1349270
Military7372980
Business11140
Government1150
Telecommunication1000
Transportation1500
Religious institutions1201


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Diffa4678120735
Tillaberi1146184
Niamey2230
Tahoua22811
Agadez11140


Terrorist organisations in Niger

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Boko Haram4680720835
Islamic State321104
Al-Qaida1300


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.