Latest updates from the National Emergency Maintenance Agency, NEMA proves that the bombs were detonated by suicide bombers at Kuje and Nyanya almost simultaneously on friday night 2nd October, 2015.
According to their investigations, the target areas were the Kuje evening market, the Police station and the constantly busy Nyanya road which saw the death of 15 persons and 41 casualties.
The senior information officer of NEMA, Mr. Sanni Datti explained saying:
Out of the rush, different reports and accounts were given. The update I have is that there were twin suicide bombs in each of the locations where the blasts occurred. The first twin bomb blasts occurred at Nyanya. Another set of twin bomb blasts by suicide bombers occurred at Kuje.
The blasts in Nyanya occurred at almost the same place where the last bomb explosion happened in that area. But this time, there were two suicide bombers and they detonated their bombs there. Many people didn’t know that there were two suicide bombers and they both detonated their bombs.
One was detonated at the evening market in Kuje and the second one was detonated when the suicide bomber was attempting to climb the fence of the police station still in Kuje.
On the number of persons affected by the blasts, Sani responded:
In Kuje, 13 persons have been confirmed dead, while two people were killed in Nyanya. In Kuje 20 people were injured, while 21 were injured in Nyanya. This means a total of 41 persons were injured while 15 deaths were recorded
Please these were as a result of suicide bomb attacks and not that bombs were planted in these areas as speculated.
He finalised pointing out that the injured are presently receiving treatments at the National Hospital and the Asokoro Hospital in Abuja.