Breaking News: Over 200 Feared Dead As Bomb Blast Hits Abuja

A loud explosion was heard this morning in Abuja as a bomb blast hit a motor park in the the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The blast was reported around Nyanya axis of Abuja, beside El-rufai bus stop, near Nyanya bridge, Abuja. Some residents of the FCT said the bomb blast occurred at Nyanya motor park, killing about 200 persons.

Casualties have been reported, with injured persons being rushed to the nearby Nyanya General hospital as well as the 50 confirmed dead.

It is unclear how the bomb got to the park, but witnesses suspect it was planted by a suicide bomber.

Several vehicles were destroyed in the attack as they caught fire following the blast.

Some of the affected buses were said to be loaded with passengers when the explosion occurred.

“This morning there was an explosion at the Nyanya Motor Park,” Manzo Ezekiel of the National Emergency Management Agency told BBC, adding that rescue teams are on the ground.

Eyewitness Mimi Daniels told Reuters; “I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion then smoke.”

“People were running around in panic,” added Daniels.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, outlawed Boko Haram sect is suspected to be responsible for the attack.

Boko Haram’s fighters have killed more than 1,500 civilians in three states in north-east Nigeria in 2014, says the BBC’s Will Ross in Lagos.

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abuja, bomb blast, FCT, Security

14 Comments

  • So ur president is spending huge money on his daughter’s wedding n letting many died as a result of some notorious terrorist. Leaving many in fears. Hmm africa for u

  • A very sad day, I know the President is a good man, but he has allowed those bastard politicians and idiot blood sucking men to take over our tertiary. Please Mr President don’t mind if it will turn out to be war, if an Igbo, Hausa or Yoroba man or men want to west the blood of innocent souls, please pursue them until they are mercilessly killed. I don’t like seeing blood, but would want to see plenty of the blood of those men and women that has been killing innocent people.

  • A very sad day, I know the President is a good man, but he has allowed those bastard politicians and idiot blood sucking men to take over our territory. Please Mr President don’t mind if it will turn out to be war, if an Igbo, Hausa or Yoroba man or men want to west the blood of innocent souls, please pursue them until they are mercilessly killed. I don’t like seeing blood, but would want to see plenty of the blood of those men and women that has been killing innocent people.

  • May God in His infinite mercy grant favour to the affected families.
    What are the prominent people doing in regard to all these happenings?
    What really is the aim of this Boko-Haram in the country?

  • I can’t but weep for the lives that were lost today at the blast. What a black monday for the citizens of Nigeria.May their souls rest in peace, Amen.President Goodluck please do something.May the God of vengance fight this battle for the battle is the lord,s and not ours.

  • These bastard will surely pay for this their evil one day. If its becos of Jonathan, they should remember that one day Mr president will finish his tenure and somebody else will take over. Nigeria is for all of us. Why kill one another? The wicked will surely receiVe his or her reward either here or here after. May the souls of the departed rest in peace and may God grant the families and the love ones the fortitude to bear the lost. And may God give our the leader the knowledge and the political will to bring the culprits to justice. SHAME ON BOKO HARAM. MAY GOD BLESS THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

  • [KJV] Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. Surely God shall avenge for the innocent !

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