Incident Summary:

06/10/2007: No casualties were reported but a petroleum flow station was destroyed when multiple improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by an unknown number of perpetrators from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force (NDPVF) detonated at approximately 1:30 AM at a flow station belonging to the Shell Corporation in Nembe Oil Field, Delta State, Nigeria. MEND and NDPVF later claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Nembe district

Location Details:
The incident occurred at a flow station in the Nembe oil field belonging to Shell Corporation.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Shell Corporation
Specific Description Petroleum flow station in Nembe Oil Field.
Nationality of Target Multinational
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Multiple improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
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 The groups acknowledged responsibility in a written joint statement released by the ‘Joint Revolutionary Council’ that claimed the attack was in response to the denial of bail for militant leader Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force (NDPVF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
“Nigeria: ‘military group’ blows up pipelines over denial of bail for leader,” Ray Power 2 Radio (Lagos), June 13, 2007.
Ahamefula Ogbu, “Dokubo – militants threaten more attacks,” This Day (Nigeria), June 12, 2007.
Deborah Kelly, “Shell Nigeria announces cost-cutting plan,” Independent Oil Daily, June 14, 2007.