Incident Summary:

12/23/2006: Militants in Nigeria blew up two oil pipelines, one in Port Harcourt and another in Warri, Delta State. The Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) denies responsibility.

GTD ID:
200612230001

When:
2006-12-23

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Oil pipelines
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Remote Trigger
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Sources
Militants blow up oil pipeline in Niger Delta,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 23, 2006.
“Militants Bomb Niger Delta Second Time,” Qatar News Agency, December 23, 2006.
Katharine Houreld, “Military official says saboteurs bombed water pipeline to Nigerian oil refinery,” The Associated Press, December 23, 2006.