Monday, April 14, 2014

Bomb Blast in Nigeria kills 88

(Abuja) A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing 88 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja. Charles Otegbade, the emergency management agency's search and rescue chief, said that the blast came from a vehicle that was parked at the station.

The explosion rocked the Nyanya station south of Abuja at 6:45am, leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles.The blast ripped a hole 4ft deep (1.2m) in the ground of Nyanya Motor Park, some 16km (10 miles) from the city centre, and destroyed more than 30 vehicles, causing secondary explosions as their fuel tanks ignited and burned.

No group has claimed responsibility but President Jonathan Goodluck put the blame at the feet of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram