Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bomb blast rocks Emab Plaza in Abuja, Soldiers kill suspect

A massive bomb blast ripped off Emab Plaza, one of the biggest and most busy malls in Abuja killing 21 people whlie 17 people were seriously injured and have been taken to Maitama District Hospital, Gwarimpa hospital, Wuse hospital, Garki hospital and National hospital.

The blast, which went off at 3:57 pm, triggered a big bang that set the massive shopping mall on fire.

The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, said that soldiers killed one of the suspected bombers and arrested another.

Omeri told newsmen in Abuja that the attackers came on a power bike and planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by the entrance of the shopping mall.

NAN gathered that the suspects, who attempted to flee the scene of the incident, were shot and arrested by personnel of the Guards Brigade on patrol duty in the area.

One of them later died from wounds sustained from gunshots while a bag containing IEDs was also recovered from the suspects.

FCT Minister Bala Mohammed gave an assurance during a visit to the Maitama hospital that the Federal Government would foot the medical bills of the victims.

Mohammed advised residents to be very vigilant at all times and report suspicious movements to security agencies for prompt action to check such attacks.

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