Incident Summary:

08/12/2008: On Tuesday, militants destroyed a gas pipeline that supplied gas from Alakiri gas flow-station to the Port Harcourt oil refinery in southern Rivers, Nigeria. Two groups, Niger Delta Vigilante and Niger Delta Patriotic Force, claimed responsibility for the attack. No casualties were reported.

GTD ID:
200808120010

When:
2008-08-12

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rivers

City:
Near Port Harcourt

Location Details:
The bombing occurred at a gas pipeline that supplied gas from Alakiri gas flow-station to the Port Harcourt oil refinery in southern Rivers, Nigeria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity
Specific Description A gas pipeline
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
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 Patriotic Force Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Niger Delta Vigilante (NDV) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
All Africa, "Ateke Claims Damaging Alakiri Gas Supply Line," All Africa, http://allafrica.com/stories/200808130464.html.
All Africa, "Militants Destroy Gas Pipeline in Rivers," All Africa, http://allafrica.com/stories/200808130760.html.
Lexis Nexis, "Nigeria; Militants Destroy Gas Pipeline in Rivers," Africa News, August 13, 2008.