Nigeria: Bomb blasts kill 15 in Abuja

4th Oct 2015
Nigeria: Bomb blasts kill 15 in Abuja

LAGOS, (AA): Multiple bomb blasts – including a suicide attack on a police station – have killed at least 15 people in Nigeria’s capital.

A spokesman for the country’s NEMA relief agency said the Friday-night blasts in Nyanya and Kuje – outlying regions of Nigeria’s federal capital area – had also injured 41 people.

He said two people died and 21 were injured in the Nyanya blast; 13 other people died in Kuje with 20 others sustaining injuries.

However, hospital sources in Abuja told Anadolu Agency that the number of casualties was higher, one pegging it at 27.

A police station in Kuje was among several locations struck in the latest attack, where a female suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the entrance of the security post.

Only the bomber died, according to a police source, who also claimed the blast was intended to cause confusion to allow attackers a free rein in the other areas.

Friday’s incident was the third major blast in Nyanya – a densely populated suburb – since Boko Haram extended its offensive beyond the northeast where the radicals’ insurgency has been most rooted.

Author: Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye
[Photo: Boko Haram have been bombing cities in Nigeria regularly. In July, burnt out parts of a bomb-vehicle is seen at the scene after the Boko Haram suicide attack killing scores in Zabarmari village of Maiduguri, Nigeria on July 4, 2015. Photographer: Mohammed Abba/Anadolu Agency]

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