Nigeria: 2 held in UN HQ bombing

Lagos – Nigeria’s secret police say that two men have been arrested in connection with a car bombing at the United Nations’ headquarters in the oil-rich nation that killed 23 people.

The State Security Service issued a statement on Wednesday saying the two suspected members of the radical Muslim group Boko Haram were being held at a military base.

The secret police also said it sought a third man they said had “al-Qaeda links who returned recently from Somalia”.

At least 81 others were wounded in the bombing on Friday at the UN headquarters. The attack was claimed by a sect known locally as Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language.

– AP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>