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Nigeria will overcome Boko Haram, president says at scene of attack

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan vowed that the country would overcome a brutal insurgency by Boko Haram Islamists as he visited the scene of a bus station bombing that killed at least 71 people on Monday. "We have lost quite a number," Jonathan said at the Nyanya bus terminal on the outskirts of the capital Abuja. "The issue of Boko Haram is quite an ugly history within this period of our own development ... But we will get over it ... The issue of Boko Haram is temporary." ola-bs/ric

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists. The explosion rocked the Nyanya station south of Abuja at 6:45 am (0545 GMT), leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles. It was the deadliest single attack ever to hit Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, which includes Abuja and surrounding areas.

Previous attacks in the Nigerian capital

A bombing on Monday at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, which police said left 71 people dead and another 124 injured, was the most deadly bombing carried out to date in the Nigerian capital. --2010-- - October 1: Two car bombs kill at least 12 people during Independence Day celebrations, in the first such attack in the capital. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which says it is fighting for a fairer distribution of oil revenue in Africa's largest crude producer, claims responsibility for the attack.

Blasts at bus station near Nigeria capital kill dozens

Twin blasts at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed dozens of people on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack by Boko Haram Islamists. The explosions rocked the Nyanya station roughly five kilometres (three miles) south of Abuja at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) and destroyed some 30 vehicles, mostly large passenger buses, officials and an AFP reporter said.

Deadly blasts hit bus station near Nigerian capital

Twin blasts at a bus station packed with commuters outside Nigeria's capital killed and injured several people on Monday, officials said, as rescue workers scrambled to contain the chaos. The cause of the explosions at the Nyanya Bus Park roughly five kilometres (three miles) south of Abuja was not immediately clear. The city has been attacked previously by Boko Haram insurgents, who say they are fighting to create a strict Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

Blast rocks crowded bus station near Nigeria's capital

A loud blast rocked a bus station packed with commuters heading to Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, with many people feared injured, the rescue agency spokesman told AFP. "This morning there was an explosion at the Nyanya Motor Park," Manzo Ezekiel of the National Emergency Management Agency said. "Rescue teams are already on ground. There were so many people there at that time, so we think there must have been some injuries," he added. The cause of the blast was not yet known. bs/yad

Blast rocks crowded bus station near Nigeria's capital

A loud blast rocked a bus station packed with commuters heading to Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, with many people feared injured, the rescue agency spokesman told AFP. "This morning there was an explosion at the Nyanya Motor Park," Manzo Ezekiel of the National Emergency Management Agency said. "Rescue teams are already on ground. There were so many people there at that time, so we think there must have been some injuries," he added.

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said. "The attackers, who are no doubt Boko Haram insurgents, attacked Amchaka and nearby villages this morning, hurling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) into homes and setting them on fire," Baba Shehu Gulumba, a government administrator in Bama district, told AFP.

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said. "The attackers, who are no doubt Boko Haram insurgents, attacked Amchaka and nearby villages this morning, hurling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) into homes and setting them on fire," Baba Shehu Gulumba, a government administrator in Bama district, told AFP.

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said. "The attackers, who are no doubt Boko Haram insurgents, attacked Amchaka and nearby villages this morning, hurling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) into homes and setting them on fire," Baba Shehu Gulumba, Bama local government administrator, told AFP.
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