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Bomb Explosion At U.N. Building in Abuja… Several Dead

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – A large explosion struck the United Nations’ main office in Nigeria’s capital Abuja Friday, flattening one wing of the building. A U.N. official in Geneva called it a bomb attack.

Apparently a car rammed into the building and exploded

“I saw scattered bodies,” said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. “Many people are dead.” He said it felt like “the blast came from the basement and shook the building.” The building houses about 400 employees of the U.N. in Nigeria, including the majority of its offices. A local U.N. spokesman declined to comment.

Alessandra Vellucci, a spokeswoman for the U.N. office in Geneva, said the global body’s offices in Abuja had been bombed.
She told The Associated Press that there was no word yet on casualties.

The building, located in the same neighborhood as the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic posts in Abuja, had a huge hole punched in it.
Local police spokesman Jimoh Moshood confirmed the blast, but said police were still investigating the cause.

The Boko Haram group are key suspects although this is yet to be confirmed.

Immediately, the National hospital doctors were put on emergency and rescue vehicles from both the hospital and UN poured into the National hospital with dead as well as injured persons.

This situation is just crazy. What can one do again?

Source: USA Today & ThisDay Live

 


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  • MAJOR UMUNZE August 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    UNITED NATION WILL LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY DIVIDING NIGERIA INTO THREE OR FOUR COUNTRIES BECAUSE ALL THIS PROBLEM IN NIGERIA IS FROM THE NORTHERN MUSLIM MILITANT WHICH LIKE TO DESTROY OUR LOVELY COUNTRY NIGERIA. DEAR PRESIDENT YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY TO NIGERIA CAPITAL TO SOUTH EAST OR SOUTH SOUTH IN OTHER TO MAKE PEACE REIGN IN NIGERIA BECAUSE VERY SOON NOW NIGERIA WILL ENTER BLACK BOOK TO BECAME A TERRORIST COUNTRY WHICH ME PERSONALLY WILL NOT BE HAPPY ON IT. PRESIDENT GOOD LUCK JONATHAN PLEASE DIVIDE NIGERIA LET US HAVE OUR OWN COUNTRY BECAUSE ALL THIS HAUSA PEOPLES THEY DON'T KNOW GOD AND THEY DON'T WANT KNOW GOD UNTIL THE JUDGMENT DAY GOD WILL PUNISH THEM ALL. LONG LIVE NIGERIA "" LONG LIVE ANAMBRA STATE "" LONG LIVE UMUNZE……….. <> FROM SERGEANT NWA EMEH. / DADA 1 OF UMUNZE

  • MAJOR UMUNZE August 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    UNITED NATION WILL LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY DIVIDING NIGERIA INTO THREE OR FOUR COUNTRIES BECAUSE ALL THIS PROBLEM IN NIGERIA IS FROM THE NORTHERN MUSLIM MILITANT WHICH LIKE TO DESTROY OUR LOVELY COUNTRY NIGERIA. DEAR PRESIDENT YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY TO NIGERIA CAPITAL TO SOUTH EAST OR SOUTH SOUTH IN OTHER TO MAKE PEACE REIGN IN NIGERIA BECAUSE VERY SOON NOW NIGERIA WILL ENTER BLACK BOOK TO BECAME A TERRORIST COUNTRY WHICH ME PERSONALLY WILL NOT BE HAPPY ON IT. PRESIDENT GOOD LUCK JONATHAN PLEASE DIVIDE NIGERIA LET US HAVE OUR OWN COUNTRY BECAUSE ALL THIS HAUSA PEOPLES THEY DON'T KNOW GOD AND THEY DON'T WANT KNOW GOD UNTIL THE JUDGMENT DAY GOD WILL PUNISH THEM ALL. LONG LIVE NIGERIA "" LONG LIVE ANAMBRA STATE "" LONG LIVE UMUNZE……….. <> FROM SERGEANT NWA EMEH. / DADA 1 OF UMUNZE

  • MAJOR UMUNZE August 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    UNITED NATION WILL LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY DIVIDING NIGERIA INTO THREE OR FOUR COUNTRIES BECAUSE ALL THIS PROBLEM IN NIGERIA IS FROM THE NORTHERN MUSLIM MILITANT WHICH LIKE TO DESTROY OUR LOVELY COUNTRY NIGERIA. DEAR PRESIDENT YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY TO NIGERIA CAPITAL TO SOUTH EAST OR SOUTH SOUTH IN OTHER TO MAKE PEACE REIGN IN NIGERIA BECAUSE VERY SOON NOW NIGERIA WILL ENTER BLACK BOOK TO BECAME A TERRORIST COUNTRY WHICH ME PERSONALLY WILL NOT BE HAPPY ON IT. PRESIDENT GOOD LUCK JONATHAN PLEASE DIVIDE NIGERIA LET US HAVE OUR OWN COUNTRY BECAUSE ALL THIS HAUSA PEOPLES THEY DON'T KNOW GOD AND THEY DON'T WANT KNOW GOD UNTIL THE JUDGMENT DAY GOD WILL PUNISH THEM ALL. LONG LIVE NIGERIA "" LONG LIVE ANAMBRA STATE "" LONG LIVE UMUNZE……….. <> FROM SERGEANT NWA EMEH. / DADA 1 OF UMUNZE

  • MAJOR UMUNZE August 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    UNITED NATION WILL LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION BY DIVIDING NIGERIA INTO THREE OR FOUR COUNTRIES BECAUSE ALL THIS PROBLEM IN NIGERIA IS FROM THE NORTHERN MUSLIM MILITANT WHICH LIKE TO DESTROY OUR LOVELY COUNTRY NIGERIA. DEAR PRESIDENT YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS MATTER NOW TO TAKE A DECISION TO MOVE NIGERIA CAPITAL TO SOUTH EAST OR SOUTH SOUTH IN OTHER TO MAKE PEACE REIGN IN NIGERIA BECAUSE VERY SOON NOW NIGERIA WILL ENTER BLACK BOOK TO BECAME A TERRORIST COUNTRY WHICH ME PERSONALLY WILL NOT BE HAPPY ON IT. PRESIDENT GOOD LUCK JONATHAN PLEASE DIVIDE NIGERIA LET US HAVE OUR OWN COUNTRY BECAUSE ALL THIS HAUSA PEOPLES THEY DON'T KNOW GOD AND THEY DON'T WANT KNOW GOD UNTIL THE JUDGMENT DAY GOD WILL PUNISH THEM ALL. LONG LIVE NIGERIA "" LONG LIVE ANAMBRA STATE "" LONG LIVE UMUNZE……….. <> FROM SERGEANT NWA EMEH. / DADA 1 OF UMUNZE

    • EJIMA August 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      Is good,they will the know men from the women

  • jagados August 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    its not the division that matters. the point is there will be issue off same type when the division comes and goes….its gonna be the case of the chip of the old block…

  • icarosfly August 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

    @ major umunze, apparently there is something wrong with you.

    • MAJOR UMUNZE February 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Said by Who?

  • Future king October 11, 2011 at 10:27 am

    My country people Dividing the country is not the issue now.But the issue is that Nigerian should be in UNITY.and stop all this bombing, crisis and damage of properties…NIGERIA GREAT NATION… GREAT PEOPLE….SAID BY MADU PAULINUS…from UMUNZE IN ANAMBRA STATE.one love to u All.

    • SERGEANT OF UMUNZE November 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      My name is Sergeant Nwa Emeh while some peoples call me Major-Umunze. I am one of the popular guy in my home town Umunze Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State of Nigeria. I am a gentle guy and one of the tipper 911 driver been chief provost Orumba zone [ TODAAS ] Tipper Owners and drivers association of Anambra and i work with many companies like- Olubebe chukwu motors Umunze, Ogechukwu Motors Umunze, Brecco road construction company Limited, God makes a way Motors Nigeria Limited, Danco Motors Nigeria Limited etc before my traveling in abroad ealier 2008 i make movement by traveling to many countreies like- Cameroon, Tchad, Central Africa Republic, Republic Democratic of Congo, Vietnam , Cambodia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, New zealand, Fiji Island, Indonesia, Canada etc. I am proud of my country Nigeria and i will make anything posible to build my country to the higher position in the world and i always pray let God bring peace and unity in the world through christ our lord amen. Long Live Umunze, Long Live Anambra State, Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria, Long Live The whole world. I am Son of the Soil Dada Sergeant Nwa Emeh 1 of Umunze.

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