• 15 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Nigerian capital


    ABUJA: Two bomb blasts that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja have left at least 15 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. “Following a coordinated rescue operation at scene of multiple explosions in both Nyaya and Kuje, which are satellite towns of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, so far 15 persons lost their lives and 41 injured,” hospitals,” NEMA said in a statement. “In Nyaya two dead were recorded while 21 injured. Kuje 13 lost their lives and 20 injured,” the agency said. It said the injured had been taken to the hospitals for treatment. The explosions occurred late on Friday near a police station in Kuje and at a bus stop in Nyanya, in an area previously targeted by the Boko Haram Islamist group.



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