Incident Summary:

06/16/2008: On Monday, Niger Delta Freedom Fighters bombed the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation pipeline that supplies crud to the Kaduna Refinery in northeast Edo, Nigeria. No casualties were reported.

GTD ID:
200806160011

When:
2008-06-16

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Edo

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The attack occurred on the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation pipeline that supplies crud to the Kaduna Refinery in northeast Edo, Nigeria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity National Petroleum Corporation
Specific Description A Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation pipline
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown explosive type was used in the attack.
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 Freedom Fighters (NDDF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
World News Connection, "Blast Oil Pipeline To Protest Niger Delta Summit Chairmanship," Vanguard, June 17, 2008.
Lexis Nexis, "Militants Bomb NNPC Pipeline," Africa News, June 17, 2008.