Incident Summary:

06/23/2016: Assailants detonated explosives targeting the Trans Niger Oil Pipeline in Awarra, Imo, Nigeria. There were no reported casualties resulting from the blast. Red Scorpion claimed responsibility for the incident and appealed that all Nigerian oil-producing areas should maintain equal rights. The group also demanded that all workers should leave the area prior to the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
Specific Description Trans Niger Oil Pipeline (TNP)
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 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
Red Scorpion Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
" | Suspected militants blow up Shell pipelines in Imo," News24 Nigeria, June 24, 2016.
"Militants live up to threat, blow up pipeline in Imo," Daily Sun, June 24, 2016.
"Police confirm attack on Shell facility in SE Nigeria," Xinhua General News Service, June 23, 2016.