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    Bomb Blast in Abuja, Nigeria

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sigho was on his way to a meeting on Friday when he came across the aftermath of the bombing. He said he arrived about an hour after the explosion and authorities feared their might be more bombs in the area. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a e-mail to CNN.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    Bomblast in Abuja Nigeria as Nigerians celebrate the 50 years of Nigeria's independence. The bombs were planted on two cars which exploded simultaneously killing more than 10 people and more than 30 others injured.

     

    The scene is just about two hundred metres away from the Eagle Square, the venue of the Independence celebration.

     

    The prompt arrival of the Police,Health and Emergency workers to scene of the blast helped in reducing the death toll.

     

    The actual perpetrators have not been identified and the motive not yet known but, the government believe it was an act of terrorism.

    Residents of Abuja and many other Nigerians condemed  the action of the perpetrators.

     

    Moments of silence was held for the deceased in virtually all venues of Indepence celebration parties.

     

    The country mourns the death of her citizens as the government intensify efforts to fish out the group that committed the organised Bomb attack.

     

    Otarigho Ovo

    Abuja, Nigeria

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