MULTIPLE BOMB BLASTS ROCK KUJE, NYANYAN
Scores of persons were said to have died in the explosions which unconfirmed sources said happened between 9.30 and 10pm. The blast at Kuje was said to have occurred between the Market and the Local Council headquarters.
NEMA however disclosed that it was yet to ascertain the number of persons that died in both incidents even as it said rescue services ambulances had ferried several injured to hospitals in Abuja.
A NEMA statement signed by Manzo Ezekiel reads, “Following the unfortunate explosions that occurred this night in Nyanya and Kuje, which are two satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has deployed its rescue teams in the evacuation of the victims to various hospitals in Abuja.
“The explosions which occured almost simultaneously have resulted in a number of deaths
and injuries but the rescue operations coordinated by NEMA are still ongoing.”