Incident Summary:

09/15/2017: Assailants threw an explosive device into a mosque at Cable Point in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. The device did not detonate and there were no reported injuries. This was one of two attacks in the region on the same night. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

GTD ID:
201709150022

When:
2017-09-15

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Delta

City:
Asaba

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Cable Point area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 20
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
Sources
"IPOB attacks spread to Delta," National Daily, September 16, 2017.
"Tension In Delta As Gunmen Kill Four Hausa In Abraka Market," Nigeria Today.ng, September 16, 2017.