Two people were reported killed in the Federal Republic of Nigeria political capital of Abuja when a bomb was placed at the national police headquarters. Authorities suspected the northern-based Boko Haram., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Two Killed In Abuja Police Headquarters' Bomb Blast
16 Jun 2011
Two people were reported killed in the suspected bomb blasts that rocked the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja Thursday
Confirming the incident to reporters in Abuja Thursday , police spokesman , Olusola Amore , said the explosions which rocked the car park of the force happened at about 11 am.
He said the incident affected over 73 vehicles that were burnt beyond recognition while two lives including the suspected bomber and a civil defence staff were lost to the explosion.
Amore said members of the Boko Haram , the islamic fundamentalist group were being suspected as the brains behind the explosions
He added that"before now the religious sect had threatened to descend on the police and which is what they have done with the bomb blasts."
While emphasising that the police will get to the root of the matter ,the police spokesman said the authorities were on top of the matter.
Explosion rocks Abuja force headquarters .
Thursday, 16 June 2011 00:00
ONE person has been feared dead in an explosion outside police headquarters in Abuja Thursday. According to reports, the blast occurred in the parking lot at police headquarters.
It is feared that the Inspector General of Police, Hafeez Ringim and other top police brass were the targets of the attack as the bomb went off shortly after the convoy of the IG entered the premises of Force Headquarters. An eye witness said that the incident happened when a car was moving dangerously towards the direction of Inspector General of Police, Afeez
Ringim’s convoy as it was just entering the force headquarters premises.
The bomb was believed to have been carried by the car whose occupant’s identity is not known.Another source revealed that the car followed the IG’s convoy to the Force Headquarters with the intention of ramming into the BMW car marked NPF 01 carrying the Police Boss.
This blast is coming less than a month when an explosion in Zuba area of FCT killed and injured several others on May 29 when President Goodluck Jonathan was being inaugurated.