UN condemns Nigerian bus bombing

The United Nations condemned the Monday morning bus bombing in Nigeria that left at least 71 dead and 124 injured. Those responsible, the UN secretary-general's office said, "must be brought to justice."
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NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the bus bombing that killed at least 71 in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday morning.

The UN head was "shocked and saddened" by the loss of life and offered his condolences to the grieving families and the injured.

"The perpetrators of this attack and those responsible for the continuing brutal attacks in the northeast of the country," the secretary-general's office said, "must be brought to justice."

The explosion took place during the morning rush hour at the Nyanya bus terminal. According to initial reports 16 luxury buses and 24 other vehicles were burned as the bomb exploded Monday morning, injuring some 124 people. Nine ambulances were seen taking the deceased and inured to local hospitals.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack although there is suspicion that Islamist militant group Boko Haram was responsible.

[United Nations]

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