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By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 14th, 2014
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On Monday morning April 14th, two blast at a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of about 30km from Abuja, left many dead. See pics from the scene of the blast after the cut…...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Apr 2nd, 2014
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As my colleague Kareem Fahim reports, Egyptian journalists who rushed to the scene of a bombing near the campus of Cairo University on Wednesday captured two subsequent explosions on video. A camera from the news site Youm 7, apparently switched on in the immediate aftermath of the first explosion, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 9th, 2013
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Barely hours after President Goodluck Jonathan left the Borno State capital; multiple explosions were reported to have hit the city of Maiduguri. Witnesses say they heard loud blasts, in Jajeri ward of Budum town, the heart of the insurgency shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan ended his trip th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 9th, 2013
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An explosion and fire hit a barge at Nigeria’s main seaport in Lagos, shaking buildings in the area and wounding at least four people, officials said. The explosion occurred on Wednesday on a barge seeking to discharge fuel into a tank on a jetty at the port, leading to a fire that sent a huge ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 26th, 2012
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Witnesses said fireworks were stored in the warehouse in the busy market area of Lagos Island, and the blaze quickly spread to other buildings. The blast reportedly shook windows of homes several miles away and a thick cloud of smoke could be seen rising over the island. It was not immediately clear ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 18th, 2012
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Residents of Ijedodo community in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State have continued to flee the community in droves, following Monday night pipeline explosion that rocked the community. They took the option of relocating from the community when they saw that the inferno that resulted from the e...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 17th, 2012
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One person was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded near the Rikkos Police Post in Jos on Friday. The Spokesman for the Special Task Force in Plateau State, Captain Salisu Mustapha, said in a statement in Jos, that the explosion affected the police post and three other houses. Also af...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 14th, 2012
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A bomb explosion has occurred in Kaduna metropolis, killing at least four people. The explosion occurred along Ali Akilu road between Abakpa Total/Shagalinku within the metropolis. The explosive device, a security source said, exploded accidentally in the hands of two men, who were travelling with it...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 11th, 2012
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Maiduguri – Two explosions and gunshots rang out around a church in Nigeria’s restive city of Maiduguri, the hotbed of deadly Islamist insurgency, but it was unclear if anyone was hurt, a security source said on Friday. “In the late hours we had two explosions followed by sporadic g...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 25th, 2012
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An unspecified number of people sustained injuries on Tuesday nite in a bomb blast close to a football viewing centre in Tudun Wada, Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most of the injuries resulted from stampede as the soccer enthusiasts ran for safety. Plateau State Commissioner of P...