Massive blast kills 71 in Nigerian capital

An explosion that ripped through a busy

bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at

least 71 people and wounded 124, police said.

Monday's blast in Abuja destroyed 16

luxury coaches and 24 minibuses, police

spokesman Frank Mba said.

There was only believed to be one blast,

with secondary explosions as vehicle fuel

tanks ignited and burned.

Reporters saw rescue workers and police

gathering body parts as ambulances rushed

the wounded to hospitals.

There was no immediate claim for the rush-

hour blast, though the Boko Haram terrorist

network has been threatening to attack the capital.

The Islamic extremists, based in north-east

Nigeria, carried out a 2011 suicide car

bombing at the United Nations office

building in Abuja that killed at least 21

people and wounded 60.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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