Incident Summary:

12/26/2005: In the second of two attacks on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) (cf. 200512200001, 200512210002), an explosion, suspected to be an act of sabotage, occurred at several points on a NNPC oil pipeline in Adeje in Nigeria’s Delta State. No group claimed responsibility for the sabotage.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Near Warri in the Nigeria's Delta State

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Specific Description Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Pipeline in Delta State
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A 'fresh explosion' occurred at 'several points on the pipeline simultaneously.'
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
Additional Information This incident was the third of three oil pipeline attacks in Nigeria and the second to two against the NNPC, (200512200001, 200512210002). This source does not provide much information about injuries, casualties, or of who may have been responsible.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Nigeria: Fresh Explosion Rocks National Petroleum Corporation Pipeline,” Lagos Ray Power 2 Radio, December 28, 2005.