ABUJA, Nigeria —
A suicide bombing blamed on radical Islamist militants killed at least two people in the parking lot of the police headquarters in Abuja Thursday, police said, the latest deadly bombing to roil the capital of Africa’s most populous nation.
Another blast Thursday in the country’s restive northeast killed three children and was also blamed on the radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram.
Abu Zaid, a man claiming to speak for Boko Haram told the BBC’s Hausa language service that the group is responsible for the blast that hit the Abuja police headquarters 8:45 p.m. Zaid’s voice was not broadcasted on the radio show. He did not specify that it was suicide bomb.
“They have been issuing threat upon threat,” said Nigeria’s national police spokesman, Olusola Amore, who blamed the rare suicide bombing on the group. Read more HERE