Multiple Blasts Rock Abuja, 14 Feared Dead, 32 Injured


Scene of a Boko Haram attack in Abuja
Scene of a Boko Haram attack in Abuja

Massive explosions rocked Kuje Market, Kuje Police Station and the Nyanya overhead bridge, all in the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja yesterday night.

Unconfirmed reports from rescue workers on ground at the sites of the multiple blasts in two satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyanya and Kuje have put the number of dead so far at 14 and 32 injured.

THISDAY gathered late yesterday night from reliable sources that the bomb blast in Nyanya which occurred almost at the same point where similar bomb went off last year killed two persons while about 12 suffered various degrees of injuries. However, the source said that the blast in Kuje which hit the area near the market and the police station recorded more casualty with about 12 dead and over 20 injured.

The source explained that one of the victims being rushed for medical treatment sustained serious injuries

The bombings suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram terrorists occurred at about 10:30pm.

The Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the explosions.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO), NEMA, Mr. Manzo Ezekiel, who confirmed this yesterday said casualty figures had not been fully ascertained.

Ezekiel also said that another bombing took place minutes apart in Nyanya overhead bridge, close to where similar blasts occurred last year killing several people and injuring more others.

As at the time of filing this report, details of the bombings were still being expected.


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