Incident Summary:

09/22/2005: More than 100 members of the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force (NDPVF) assaulted the Chevron owned Idama oil platform in Akututuru located in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region. The group’s commanders threatened to destroy the platform if their imprisoned leader, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari was not released from jail. Chevron shut the platform down as a precaution and the Nigerian government refused to release Dokubo-Asari.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Akututuru district

Location Details:
On an oil platform in the southern Niger River Delta

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Chevron oil platform
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force (NDPVF) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Militants storm US-operated oil platform in Nigeria,” The New Zealand Herald, September 24, 2005.
“Nigerian Militia Storms Oil Facility,” The Independent, September 23, 2005.
“Ijaw Youths Seize Oil Platform,” The Daily Champion, September 23, 2005.