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(Updated) Two Deadly Bomb Attack Hit Abuja

*20 Killed, 40 Injured In the Attack

Two bomb blasts have rocked the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, with casualties reported, officials say.

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

One official said 10 people had been “critically injured”. However, an official quoted by AFP news agency reports “a number of dead”.

While Islamist group Boko Haram 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.

Meamwhile, The Federal Ministry of Health says 20 people died while 40 people injured in the bomb blast that occurred on friday in Abuja.

The Director Family Planning, Federal Ministry of Health, Wapada Balamiý said: “The total number of persons who died are 20 and distributed as follows:  In Kuje, 15 persons died and in Nyanya five persons died.

“The total number of persons that were injured and were taken to hospitals by the first responders are as follows: From Kuje, we have 20 persons and from Nyanya, we have 21.”

“In Kuje, there were two locations that were affected. One is outside Kuje Police Station and the other is outside Kuje market.

“In Nyanya, the two locations were very proximal to each other, by road side in Jikwoyi exit along the side of the second Nyanya bridge and another within the surrounding market, just below the bridge.”


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