Incident Summary:

12/17/2010: On Friday afternoon, in an unknown area of Delta, Nigeria, in one of three related attacks, militants detonated an improvised explosive device destroying the Abiteye flow station owned by the energy companies Chevron and Agip. No casualties were reported and the militant group Niger Delta Liberation Force claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At the Abiteye oil flow station pipeline in an unknown area of Delta, 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 oil pipeline was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Liberation Force (NDLF)-Nigeria 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
Agence France Presse, "Nigeria Militants Claim Attack in Oil Facilities," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, December 18, 2010.
Joe Brock, "RPT-Update One-Chevron Shuts Nigeria Oil Pipeline After Attack," Reuters, December 20, 2010,
Jane's Intelligence, "NDLF Spokesman Claims Group Attacked Two Oil Facilities in Nigeria's Delta Region," Terrorism Watch Report, Vanguard, December 20, 2010.