More on Bomb blast hits Thisday office in Abuja

A loud explosion rocked an
area Abuja on Thursday followed by smoke
and ambulances headed in the direction of
the blast, with injuries reported.
Reports have it that the bomb blast in Abuja
Thisday office in Jabi was carried out by a
suicide bomber who drove into the media
house before detonating the bomb hence
blowing away the building ‘s roof.
But Mr Yushau Shuaib a National Emergency
Management Agency spokesman said the
blast “occurred inside the premises of a
national newspaper,” adding that “a
preliminary investigation seems to indicate
that the explosive device was planted
somewhere within the premises, not likely a
case of suicide bombing.”
An AFP correspondent heard the blast and
saw ambulances heading towards a district
where a bus station and newspaper office are
A police spokesman said “we heard
something like that happened, but we don’t
have the details yet.”
A spokesman for the National Emergency
Management Agency said “it’s true there was
an explosion at Jabi (district).”
“NEMA officials are on the ground,” said
Yushau Shuaib. “They are trying to move
those injured to the hospitals, but we don’t
have any information on casualties yet.”

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