The explosion occurred at a highly populated motor park in Nyanya, popularly known as El-Rufai Park which is less than five minutes drive from Abuja city Centre.PREMIUM TIMES
It is not clear yet how the bomb was ferried into the park, but witnesses suspect it was planted by a suicide bomber.
Several dead bodies now litter the blood spattered park and the expressway leading to the city.
Some of the dead victims and the injured are being taken to hospital by ambulances and vans belonging to the police, the Vehicle Inspection Office, Federal Road Safety Commission, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the National Emergency Management Agency.
Our reporter counted more than 50 bodies that were yet to be evacuated. But witnesses said more than 150 bodies may have been moved before our reporter’s arrival.
Some of the bodies are mangled beyond recognition.
Several vehicles, including about 12 government-owned high capacity buses operated by the Abuja Mass Transit Company Limited, were destroyed in the attack.
Some of the buses were said to be loaded with passengers when the explosion occurred.
Monday, 14 April 2014
Explosion Rocks Abuja Suburb 200 Feared Dead (Warning: Gory Pictures Attached)
More than 200 people are reported to have died in an explosion which rocked Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, the Nigerian capital.