INVESTIGATIONS | Meet Nigerian Who Predicted the Abuja Bomb Blasts
Yemi Adebowale | Abuja
A Nigerian by name Chima Okoro on Thursday predicted the Nyanya and Kuje bomb blasts in Nigeria via a series of tweets from his Twitter handle.
Chima, who according to his Facebook profile is a Director at Chima’s Electrical Installations Nigeria Ltd tweeted on Thursday that there would be bomb blasts in Abuja and Lagos. His prediction came through in Abuja with the twin bomb blasts in Kuje and Nyanya parts of Abuja on Friday, which killed scores of Nigerian citizens.
If Okoro’s Facebook details are to be taken seriously, he lives in London and is an adviser at the pirate radio station, Radio Biafra recently proscribed by the Nigerian government.
Radio Biafra, which claims to be broadcasting the ideology of Nigeria’s former breakaway republic, Biafra, is known for its inciting messages, propaganda and constant attacks on the Nigerian government, describing it as a zoo.
The station operates from an unknown location with the frequency 88.0 FM.
The Nyanya explosive was said to have been detonated at the Jikwoyi Park, Nyanya, on the popular Abuja-Keffi Expressway, claiming yet-to-be ascertained number of lives.
All the bombs were claimed by Boko Haram.
Pieces of human flesh were seen on Saturday morning littering the roadside in a suburb of Abuja, Nyanya.
Two explosions were recorded in Kuje suburb of Abuja. The first occurred in front of the police station, while the second occurred at the town’s main market, 15 minutes apart from other.
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