Abuja Explosion: Obama condemns ‘senseless’ bombing

Abuja Explosion: Obama condemns ‘senseless’ bombing

 

(AFP) – The United States on Monday condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation.

“We are outraged by this senseless act of violence against innocent civilians,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, also condemning a series of attacks on three villages in Borno State over the weekend.

The bomb, which also injured 124 people, rocked the Nyanya station on Abuja’s southern outskirts as it was filled with morning commuters, leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles.

President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram militants for the attack, but Psaki called for a “full investigation to identify and bring justice to the perpetrators of these attacks.”

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“We continue to stand with the Nigerian government and people as they grapple with violent extremism,” she added.

 

5 Responses to "Abuja Explosion: Obama condemns ‘senseless’ bombing"

  1. Chris Ehidiamhen
    Chris Ehidiamhen   April 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

    obama my brodaaaah. make una help us clean up those bad blood commont 4 nigeria our leaders no get time 4 citizens na na power,positions n money them no.

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  2. Ojo Abiola
    Ojo Abiola   April 15, 2014 at 1:03 am

    When innocent lives is being lost, it is d concern of evry1 to sympatise about d victims of d attack. attacks in northern part is geting diverstating evryday and there is no solutions 4 it. wat a pity, God pls come to our aid we are all fed up.

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  3. Ojo Abiola
    Ojo Abiola   April 15, 2014 at 1:01 am

    When inocent lives is being lost, it is d concern of evry1 to sympatise about d victims of d attack. attacks in northern part is geting diverstating evryday and thre is no solutions 4 it. wat a pity, God pls come to our aid we are all fed up.

    Reply
  4. AnnointingMinister Speedy Share   April 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Let him face his own problems and leave others to face and solve their own problems as well.

    Reply
  5. AnnointingMinister Speedy Share   April 15, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Useless talk na wetin concern d mumu inSide d mata now eh?

    Reply

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