Incident Summary:

05/18/2014: An explosive device detonated at the Port Harcourt oil refinery in Okrika area, Rivers State, Nigeria. At least seven people were killed an unknown number of people were injured in the blast. Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201405180071

When:
2014-05-18

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rivers

City:
Okrika

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Specific Description Refinery
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
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 Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Port Harcourt explosion: MEND claims attack," The Nation Nigeria, May 20, 2014.
"MEND claims responsibility for P'Harcourt blast," Nigeria Punch, May 19, 2014.
"Port Harcourt refinery explosion: We're responsible —MEND •PENGASSAN calls for probe," Nigeria Intel, May 20, 2014.