Incident Summary:

12/19/2018: Assailants abducted former Commissioner Chris Onogba on the Ughelli Asaba express way between Ughelli and Asaba, Delta, Nigeria. The whereabouts of Onogba are unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.

GTD ID:
201812190031

When:
2018-12-19

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Delta

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Ughelli and Asaba.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Brace Commission
Specific Description Former Commissioner: Chris Onogba
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suspected herdsmen kidnap Uduaghan's former Commissioner in Delta," Nigeria News Shafaqna, December 19, 2018.