facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

21 killed in Nigeria mall bombing

21 people were killed and 17 others injured when a bomb detonated at the crowded Emab Shopping Complex in Abuja's Wuse district on Wednesday afternoon.
By JC Finley   |   June 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM   |   Comments

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 25 (UPI) -- The Nigeria Police Force released more details late Wednesday regarding the bombing of a shopping center in the capital, Abuja, that left 21 dead and 17 others injured.

At approximately 4 p.m. local time, a bomb exploded at Emab Shopping Complex along Aminu Kano Crescent in Abuja's Wuse district.

In addition to the loss of life, 40 vehicles were destroyed.

Ibrahim Abdullahi, who witnessed the attack, told CNN "When I looked from my office, I saw thick, black some enveloped in the sky... I could see the raging fire from the blast."

Inspector General of Police Abubakar urged "member of the public to remain vigilant and to stay away from scenes of explosion so as not to fall victim in a likely case of a secondary blast."

An investigation is underway. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although Islamist militant group Boko Haram has undertaken recent attacks in the country.

Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid
2
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
3
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
4
Hiker trapped by flash flood dies in Zion National Park
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
x
Feedback