Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:58 pm
Soldiers and other security officials have taken over the scene of a fresh bomb blast which occurred in Nyanya on Thursday,just a few metres away from the spot where a similar explosion claimed over 75 lives about three weeks ago.
The scene of the blast was also less than 500 metres away from a check point set up by soldiers after the initial blast.
Some of the dead are said to be those driving past on the busy road as the blast went off.
Security operatives have evacuated people from the scene. There were two other cylinders believed to have been rigged with explosives that were defused by bomb experts from the Nigerian military.
Some witnesses said about nine people died from the blast.
Witnesses claimed the bomb went off in a white Golf car which was parked just a few metres away from the Bus station where a similar blast occurred three weeks ago.
Three men, eyewitnesses claimed ran out of the car before the blast went off.
The injured and the dead are being taken to the Asokoro and National Hospital for treatment.
Security has been tightened around Abuja since the blast on 14 April.