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KonkNaija Media | May 4, 2016

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Another Nyanya, Abuja bomb blast: 9 dead, 20 injured – ( *upsetting images )

Another Nyanya, Abuja bomb blast: 9 dead, 20 injured – ( *upsetting images )

Barely weeks after the Nyanya, Abuja bomb blast that left several dead, another bomb blast occurred this evening inside the rush hour window opposite Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja at Zuba park beside furniture market.

The injured persons have already been taken to nearby hospitals.

It was gathered that the bomb was detonated in a car, near a police checkpoint

An eyewitness said the explosion occurred at about 8.20pm in a white Gulf car claiming a man drove up parked his car, exited and walked off and suddenly the car exploded without warning.

Nigerian Police have confirmed 12 persons dead and 19 injured with Five vehicles damaged in the incident which occurred near the scene of the previous attack that claimed many lives.

Traffic congestion has hampered rescue operations by the police and as we go to press bodies of the dead have been deposited at the mortuary many and the injured rushed to the Asokoro hospital for treatment.

The Nigeria Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) officials who were at the scene have also evacuated the injured from the scene.

This incident comes just days after the announcement by the President vowing publicly to hunt down the perpetrators of the April 14th incident.

This attack comes just days before Abuja is set to host the World Economic Forum on Africa after becoming the continent’s biggest economy last month.

Insecurity will be a major concern with several world leaders, including Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, due to attend the week-long event.

Security has been stepped up in Abuja amid fears that Boko Haram is moving its focus to the capital

This blast comes at a terrible time for Nigeria, where officials are still dealing with the abduction of 230 schoolgirls that happened hours after the previous Nyanya attack.

Boko Haram is suspected for this and many attacks which have hit Abuja several times before, including an attack on the United Nations building in 2011.

But before 14 April, there had not been an attack in the capital for two years.