PICTURE : Boko Haram kills scores in Abuja motor park bombing

Scores of people were killed and maimed as an early morning bomb explosion rocked a motor park in Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Monday.

Nyanya is a satellite town bordering the FCT and Nasarawa State.

The explosion reportedly occurred in a section of the park allocated to luxury buses popularly called “El-Rufa’i buses.”

Worst hit was the area where vehicles plying Abuja-Ilorin-Kabba were parked.

‘Lekan Adetayo
Workers on their way to their workplaces were most affected.

An eyewitness, who survived with a deep cut in his right leg, told our correspondent that the explosion occurred while he was calling passengers into his car.

He claimed that human flesh littered his car and others around it.

A combined team of security agencies and fire fighters are currently retrieving bodies and putting out fire at the scene.


The incident had led to disruption of movement into Abuja from that area with many workers, who were on their ways to work, stranded.

The loud sound and thick smoke that characterised the explosion attracted people to the scene from neighbouring areas such as Karu, Mararaba and Masaka among others.

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