A bomb blast at EMAB Plaza, a popular shopping centre in Wuse II, Abuja has killed 21 people.
The bomb, which went off Wednesday evening, damaged 40 vehicles and shattered windows of nearby buildings, producing a dense smoke which residents of the city say could be seen from several points in the city.
The attack on Wuse II, a centrally located area in the nation’s capital, marks a deviation from earlier attacks on the country’s capital which had largely taken place on the outskirts of the city, with last two bomb attacks occurring weeks apart at Nyanya, a densely populated area far from the city’s centre.
Vice President Namadi Sambo visited the site of the blast Thursday morning. He was escorted by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed; the Minister of State for FCT, Mrs Olajumoke Akinjide and the Minister of State for Defence, Ambassador Musliu Obanikoro.
Speaking about the blast, he said, “I want to assure all Nigerians that the government is doing everything to ensure the safety of lives and properties.”
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