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 55 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 768 people have been killed and 210 injured. Among them were 6 suicide acts.

In 6 incedents a total of 11 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

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens367001744
Police1029220
Military6315810
NGO1106
Business11140
Government1150
Telecommunication1000
Transportation1500
Religious institutions1201


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Diffa417101790
Tillaberi826134
Niamey2230
Tahoua22811
Maradi1106
Agadez11140


Terrorist organisations in Niger

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Boko Haram417361800
Islamic State2854
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.