Boko haram claims responsibility nyanya bomb blast
Boko Haram has released a video message in which it claims responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, that killed at least 75 people.
At least 75 people were killed when a bomb exploded at a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja. (Reuters)
The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by Agence France-Presse on Saturday.
“We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja,” Shekau said in the 28-minute video, referring to the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria’s capital which targeted a bus station packed with morning commuters.
Seated with a Kalashnikov resting on his left shoulder and dressed in military uniform, the insurgent commander spoke in both Arabic and the Hausa language that is dominant in northern Nigeria.The message was delivered to AFP in a manner consistent with previous videos from Boko Haram.
The bombing at the Nyanya bus terminal on the outskirts of Abuja was the first major attack in the capital in two years.