Incident Summary:

08/14/2007: In Port Harcourt, Nigeria, assailants armed with unspecified firearms attacked a radio station. Fourteen civilians were killed and the station was damaged. No group claimed responsibility but it was widely believed to be the actions of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Port Harcourt

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Radio Station
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civillians
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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 Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
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
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2007 Report on Terrorism