Militant Attack / Nigeria 01-281121





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Militant Attack & Kidnap

 

Date and Time: 28 November 2020, around 0600hrs local

Location: Okoroma, Nembe LGA and Ogbokiri-Akassa, Brass LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 6 (plus 1 missing)

Injured: 1

Killed: 3 or 4 (depending on report)

Security Present: Yes – NSCDC personnel

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: Not reported

Number of Craft: Not reported

Weapons Seen: Firearms

Equipment Seen: Not reported

 

Description: Gunmen carried out two attacks in Bayelsa state. The first attack at Okoroma resulted in two or three Agip workers (reports vary) and one NSCDC security personnel being killed and the boat driver missing. The second attack
at Ogbokiri-Akassa resulted in 6 oil workers being kidnapped.

 

ARC Comment: Militant activity is currently high in the Niger Delta, with two Agip facilities attacked in the last week. There is also currently a major oil leak in Nembe LGA which has further raised tensions in the area. Whilst local reports
have described the attackers as “pirates”, there is a possibility that the workers were targeted for connection to the oil industry. The reports also did not refer to any robbery, increasing likelihood that these are deliberate attacks on the oil industry.

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