Incident Summary:

11/02/2016: An explosive device detonated near the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Trans Forcados oil pipeline in Batan, Warri South district, Delta, Nigeria. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Warri South district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
Specific Description Trans Forcados Oil 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 Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
Dynamite was used in the attack.
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: E-mail)
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 Nigeria Oil Pipeline: Sources," AFP (World Service), November 2, 2016.
"Nigerian militant group MEND claims attack on Trans-Forcados pipeline -newspaper," Reuters Africa, November 4, 2016.
"UPDATE 2-Militants attack oil pipeline in Niger Delta," Reuters India, November 2, 2016.