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Nigeria: Bomb explodes in Abuja, no casualties

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 15:24

Zeenews Bureau

Abuja: Hours after Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sacked national security adviser and defence minister, a bomb exploded outside a nightclub in the capital Abuja late on Friday.

No one was injured, an emergency agency said.

The blast shattered windows in nearby buildings and damaged six luxury vehicles, said an e-mailed statement from National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushau Shuaib, sent to a news agency on Saturday.

Authorities suspected the bomb was planted on a tree outside the Kryxtal Lounge club popular with foreigners and wealthy Nigerians, the statement added.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and his security chiefs have come under heightened criticism for improper handling of the insurgency by Boko Haram.

Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed hundreds in bomb and gun attacks in its insurgency against President Goodluck Jonathan`s government.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 14:54
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