At approximately 0700 on April 14, 2014, a car bomb rocked a busy bus station in Nyanya, an eastern suburb of Abuja, Nigeria, killing at least 71 people and wounding more than 120. Authorities have blamed the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which carries out regular attacks in northeastern Nigeria, and has also targeted a number of previous high-profile targets within the Abuja Federal Capitol Territory (FCT). The group, well-known for engaging in kidnapping, bank robbery, car bombings, suicide attacks, and mass shootings and jailbreaks, has not issued any statements regarding the latest incident, which marks the single most deadly terror attack to occur in the FCT.
Originally published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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