Officials have confirmed that at least 19 persons are dead and 60 people injured in a new bomb blast that ripped through a taxi park in Maraba and Nyanya, a town located just outside Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja yesterday (May 1, 2014), about 8:50PM Nigerian time.
This coming barely three weeks after a major bus station in the area was bombed by Boko Haram terrorists killing over 70 persons and 200 injured, will be a big blow to a planned Nigerian Economic Forum scheduled for the capital city next week.
Witnesses said the explosion targeted a police checkpoint near a bus station.
No group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram said it was behind the fatal explosion last month.
This blast is coming 16 days after the first in which at least 70 were killed Nigeria has been assuring foreign governments that the environment is secure for the conference.
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