April 14, 2014

88 killed over 200 injured in Abuja bombing

88 killed over 200 injured in Abuja bombing

Prseident Jonathan, Senate President david Mark and other at the scene of the blast at Nyanya , Abuja, Monday. Photo: Olamikan Olugbenga.


ABUJA – A total of 88 people were Monday killed when a car laden with improvised explosive devices (IEDS) went off at the Nyanya Motor Park at about 6.55am with about 200 others sustaining injuries.

At the Maitama General hospital where scores were rushed to, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Adetoun Sotimehin confirmed to reporters that 14 dead bodies including women, men and youth were in the mortuary, two persons were on danger list (critical condition) while 27 others who sustained injuries were receiving treatment.

At Asokoro General Hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Ahmadu Abubakar confirmed that 27 dead bodies were brought to the hospital with 25 others receiving treatment for various degrees of injuries. Staff of the hospital were later heard announcing that they needed blood donors from among the crowd that gathered for transfusion on some patients.

At the National Hospital Abuja, 30 bodies were confirmed to have been taken to the Mortuary while 40 of those injured were receiving treatment for injuries sustained.

At the Wuse General Hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Obiora Chibundu was uncooperative telling reporters to go to the office of the GM Hospital Management Board for casualty figures.

Vanguard gathered that four persons, carried out the bombing when they drove a car into the Nyanya Motor Park, stopped the vehicle and started running away. Before people could ascertain what was going on, the bomb went off.

Meanwhile, the Police authorities have released what they said is the official list of casualties saying that 71 persons were confirmed dead while 124 were injured.

16 Luxury buses belonging to the FCT, 24 other privately owned vehicles were damaged while three of the luxury buses were burnt to ashes.

Details later