Incident Summary:

01/01/2008: Suspected militants attacked two police stations, a luxury hotel and a night club in Nigeria's oil city Port Harcourt yesterday leaving 18 people dead.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Port Harcourt

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nigerian police
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Niger Delta Vigilante (NDV) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
The Advertiser (Australia), “Nigeria 13 dead in raids,” January 3, 2008.
Ufford Wilson, “Militia raids on hotel lobby, police stations kill 13 in Nigerian oil city,” Associated Press, January 1, 2008.
Lydia Polgreen, “Gang blamed as 10 are killed in attacks at Nigerian oil port,” New York Times, January 2, 2008, late edition final.