Explosion rocks Abuja plaza, many injured

There was an explosion at the ever-busy Banex Plaza, Wuse, Abuja around 4 pm on Wednesday.

here’s been another bomb blast in Abuja. Popular Abuja shopping complex Emab Plaza in Wuse II area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital was hit and eyewitnesses say there are body parts scattered at the scene. The explosion occurred at about 4p.m at the gate of the busy plaza and traders at the plaza, who were in tears, say the blast apparently went off in a car that was driving into the mall.

 National Emergency Management Agency say they are unable to confirm the casualty rate just yet. But they are evacuating victims to the nearby Maitama District Hospital. However, according to a PremiumTimes reporter at the Maitama hospital, at least six  victims have been confirmed dead and taken to the morgue. She also counted about 17 injured victims that have so far been brought in, including a white man with a broken leg.

Emergency officials also reportedly arrived without adequate material. “Tell Joseph to come with enough dead body bags,” an emergency official was heard telling his colleagues.

This is the third deadly explosion in the Nigerian capital in two months. The extremist Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the previous explosions in April and May in Nyanya, a suburb of the capital.


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