Incident Summary:

07/23/2015: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting a gas pipeline in Ughelli North district, Delta state, Nigeria. The pipeline was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Urhobo Gbagbako.

GTD ID:
201507230071

When:
2015-07-23

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Delta

City:
Ughelli North district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
Specific Description Gas Pipeline
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 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
Urhobo Gbagbako (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Nigeria: Suspected Militants Attack Gas Pipelines in Delta State," This Day Online, July 24, 2015.
"Suspected Vandals Blow up NPDC Pipeline in Delta," The Neighborhood, July 24, 2015.
"Militants Blow UP NPDC Oil Pipeline Over Surveillance Contract Dispute," Sahara Reporters, July 23, 2015.