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  • on 14.04.2014
  • at 04:00 PM
  • by Kevin Hind

Death toll rises to 71 in Nigeria bomb blast 0

Twin blasts at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital crammed with morning commuters killed 71 people and injured 124 others, police said.

“We have a total of 71 dead and 124 others injured. (The wounded) are receiving treatment at hospitals within and around” Abuja, national police spokesman Frank Mba told journalists at the scene.

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that the country will overcome a brutal insurgency by Boko Haram Islamists.

“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,” he said when he visited the scene of the blast.

By Ola AwoniyiThe East African 

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