Incident Summary:

01/16/2016: Assailants detonated explosive devices at the Olero to Escravos gas pipeline in Warri South, Delta state, Nigeria. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and Ijaw militants.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Warri South district

Location Details:
The incident occurred at oil and gas pipelines to the Chevron Nigeria Limited Tank Farm.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Chevron Nigeria Limited
Specific Description 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
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
Ijaw extremists No
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) No
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
"Niger Delta oil pipeline attacks: Manifest of likely suspects," National Daily, May 11, 2017.
"Defence chief, ministers move to Warri over pipelines bombing," The Guardian Online, January 19, 2016.
"RETURN OF N-DELTA MILITANCY? Major crude oil, gas pipelines bombed," Vanguard, January 17, 2016.