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Many dead as blasts hit Nigeria capital

Sumel Sarker


Many dead as blasts hit Nigeria capital

03 October 2015, Nirapad News: Two bomb blasts have rocked the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja causing a number of deaths.

Officials say, reports the BBC.

The first struck near a police station in Kuje, 25 miles (40km) from Abuja, the second hit a bus stop in Nyanya.

No group has said it carried out the attacks yet but suspicion has fallen on Boko Haram Islamists.

While the militant group has attacked Abuja before, its insurgency has mostly focused on the north-east.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, is where the militants first based its campaign to carve out an Islamist state in 2009.

Friday’s explosions in two suburbs of Abuja happened ‘almost simultaneously’ at about 22:30 (21:30 GMT), a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said.

‘There are a number of dead but we can’t say anything about numbers now,’ Manzo Ezekiel said.

The explosives, he continued, appeared to be ‘the same kind of explosives used in the insurgency’ in the north-east.

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