Incident Summary:

02/14/2019: Security forces arrested two individuals as they attempted to plant explosives on the Ugwogo Idembia Bridge in Ezza South, Ebonyi, Nigeria. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

GTD ID:
201902140013

When:
2019-02-14

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ebonyi

City:
Ezza South district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Ugwogo Idembia Bridge
Specific Description Bridge
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?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
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Police Arrest 2 IPOB Members Over Attempt To Bomb Bridge," Leadership, February 15, 2019.
"Two arrested for planting explosives on Ebonyi bridge," Nigerian Tribune, February 15, 2019.
"Terrorism: 2 arrested for attempting to blow up bridges in Ebonyi," Sun News Online.com, February 15, 2019.