Abuja bombings: Police comb IDP camps for suspects

Abuja bombings: Police comb IDP camps for suspects

There are strong indications that the police are combing camps of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Abuja as part of investigations into the multiple blasts that claimed 20 lives in Nyanya and Kuje, two satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory, last Friday. It was learnt on Sunday that investigators were working on the […]

Nigerian Army Confirmed 50 Dead In Damaturu Bomb Blast

Nigerian Army Confirmed 50 Dead In Damaturu Bomb Blast

The authorities of the Nigerian Army have confirmed that 50 people lost their lives in two bomb explosions that rocked Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Friday. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that 43 persons died in the first explosion which occurred at 7.40am and […]

Bomb explosion kills six in Kano

Bomb explosion kills six in Kano

There was panic in Kano on Friday evening as a bomb blast killed at least six people and injured many others when the residents were returning home after the close of business. According to the accounts of some eyewitnesses, the blast occurred along the Maiduguri Road opposite an NNPC filling station in the Hotoro area […]

Scores feared dead as bomb blast rocks Kano motor park

Kano – A high calibre improvised explosive device went off inside the crowded New Road motor park located at Sabon Gari, a predominantly Christian quarter of Kano metropolis leaving scores dead. The blast an eye witness said ripped through a bus station in Kano as passengers boarded buses out of the city. Explosives, apparently concealed […]

Stop rushing to bomb blast scenes —Plateau CP

The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Chris Olakpe, on Monday, called on people to stop rushing to bomb blast scenes as there was always the possibility of a second blast. Olakpe made the call in Jos at a sensitisation forum for security agents and journalists on the dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). “The […]

Jonathan Deploys Defence Chief In Jos for blast assessment

  The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, on Thursday arrived in Jos, Plateau State, for on the spot assessment of the twin bomb blasts that left more than 100 people dead and 50 others injured on Tuesday. The Coordinator of the National Information Centre for the ongoing war against insurgents, Mr. […]

Breaking: Many fear dead in Jos twin bomb blast (Graphic Photo)

Tragedy again hit the violence-prone Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Tuesday as an afternoon explosions in the Terminus Market is reported to have killed scores of traders and customers in the busy commercial area. Our correspondent reports that while the first bomb blast went off in the market, located at Jos Terminus, at the […]

Abuja explosion: NEMA releases more casualty details

Asokoro General hospital received the highest number of Nyanya bomb blast victims. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has provided a breakdown of the casualties of the explosion that rocked a populous motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, on Monday morning. The agency’s released figures tallies with that of the police, although witnesses said the […]

Kenya: Corpses of Ghanaian poet, 67 others recovered

Nine more bodies have been discovered inside the Westgate shopping centre, raising the death toll to 68, as Kenyan officials vowed that the siege would “end tonight.” A major assault is ongoing against Al-Shabaab gunmen in an attempt to end a siege in a shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenyan officials have said. Up to 15 […]

Gone with the blast: Igbo family loses three kids to Kano bombing

Gone with the blast: Igbo family loses three kids to Kano bombing

FROM EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha  A dark cloud of mourning has enveloped the Ezihe-Umueze kindred in Uga community, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, as the people await the return of their kinsman, Mr Nnamdi Ezebuala whose three children were killed in the latest Boko Haram bombing incident that occurred on July 29, in Sabongari, […]