Incident Summary:

12/24/2006: A car bomb exploded outside a government building in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility. There were no injuries or deaths.

GTD ID:
200612240001

When:
2006-12-24

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rivers

City:
Port Harcourt

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Rivers State governor
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
Sources
Wire Reports, “DateLine Briefs: Nigerian government building hit by bomb,” Tulsa World (Oklahoma), December 24, 2006.
“World In Brief,” The Washington Post, December 24, 2006
AFX International Focus, “Nigerian militants bomb gov't facility,” AFX International Focus, December 24, 2006.