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CARNAGE | Scores Confirmed Dead in Abuja Bomb Blasts

Yemi Adebowale | Abuja

There have been multiple bomb blasts by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, with two explosions recorded in Kuje, a suburb of the city.

The first occurred in front of the police station, while the second occurred at the town’s main market, 15 minutes apart from other.

A third explosion was reported at Nyanya Bus Station thereafter. Nyanya was the scene of two bombings in 2014, killing scores of Nigerian citizens.

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.

A combined team of soldiers, policemen, officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as the Federal Road Safety Corps were seen controlling the crowd of onlookers which kept increasing every minute.

Some policemen wearing black T-shirts marked “EOD” were seen picking pieces of human flesh that still littered the road side.

The pieces of flesh were being packed inside cartons by the security operatives as wailing residents looked on.

Buses and cars that had their windscreens shattered as a result of the impact of the blasts were still at the scene.

The incident has caused a serious traffic gridlock on the expressway inwards Abuja as many motorists made attempt to get a glimpse of the scene.

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