Incident Summary:

05/12/2006: An unknown number of members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) used explosives to blow up an oil pipline killing 200 in Atlas Creek Island, Nigeria.

GTD ID:
200605120008

When:
2006-05-12

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lagos

City:
Atlas Creek Island

Location Details:
The incident occurred 20 km Southwest of Lagos

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Oil pipeline
Specific Description Oil pipeline
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 200 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 200
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"2nd lead Oil pipeline blast in Lagos's island kills about 200," Xinhua General News Service, May 12, 2006"