Blast kills 11 at market in Nigerian capital


If one had to guess which group planted the bomb, the Christians or the Muslims, I don’t believe even one person would guess that it was the Christians.

These Muslims are sick people. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Reuters

By Camillus Eboh and Felix Onuah Camillus Eboh And Felix Onuah

ABUJA (Reuters) – At least 11 people were killed in an explosion at a crowded market in Nigeria’s capital Abuja late Friday, medical and security sources said.

The blast occurred at Mami market, within the grounds of the Sani Abacha barracks, a busy area where people congregate to socialize.

“The scene has been cordoned off by security agents and an investigation has commenced,” police spokesman Moshood Jimoh told Reuters.

A worker at the military medical center in the barracks said at least 11 people had been killed and many more casualties were being taken to other hospitals in Abuja.

“Sixteen victims were brought into the hospital, four were dead but the other 12 are in a stable condition,” Udofia Enefion, director general at Asokoro Hospital, said.

One witness said he was approaching the market to join New Year’s Eve celebrations when he heard the blast.

“People ran in different directions. There were scores of bodies — dead and wounded. They used army trucks to pack them away,” Eric, a regular user of the market said.

The cause of the explosion was not yet known.

At least 80 people were killed in violence between Christian and Muslim youths which flared after bombings on December 24 in the central city of Jos.

Boko Haram, a radical sect which wants Islamic law throughout Nigeria, claimed responsibility for the Jos bombings, which killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 100, and police say the group was behind a series of shootings and blasts in northern Nigeria in the past week.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Friday’s explosions on the group and urged the security forces to do all they could to track down those responsible.

“Basking in their nefarious success in Jos on Christmas eve, they have once again knifed at the heartstrings of a nation decked out in gaiety, celebrating New Year’s Eve,” he said in a statement issued through presidential adviser Ima Niboro.

Nigeria was shaken by car bomb attacks in Abuja in October, for which responsibility claimed by a rebel group in the oil-producing Niger Delta, where there has also been a resurgence in violence this month.

(Writing by Joe Brock; editing by Andrew Dobbie)

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