The building is located in the capital of the country, Abuja. It is estimated that the dead could reach one higher number. Authorship suspicions point to an Islamist sect or Al-Qaeda. At least 18 people have died in the bomb attack occurred Friday in the UN building in the capital of Nigeria, Abuja, reported the Police Commissioner Mike Zuokumor to reporters at the site of the event. Zuokumor said that the figures are, for the moment, interim and yet may vary, since they are continuing the rescue efforts after the explosion. We have ten dead and there could be more, explained a medical officer that it has asked not to be identified. A security source has pointed to the possibility that the attack was work of Boko Haram, a radical Islamist sect Nigerian, or Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has condemned the explosion and described it as an attack on world peace.
In a statement released in the Nigerian capital, Jonathan also He expressed his revulsion by the barbaric attack, without sense and cowardly. The building of the UN has been blackened by full in the lower part can be the remains of a car that slammed into it and then broke out. Soldiers, firefighters and rescue teams are in place. A car slammed into the building and exploded. This is probably the work of Boko Haram or AQIM, and it is a serious escalation in the security situation in Nigeria, has considered responsible for safety. This is the worst thing that could have happened, has opined. Michael Ocilaje, Member of the UN staff who worked in the building, says having seen several dead bodies after the blast. We saw the explosion in the building.
All the people on the ground floor is dead. Their bodies are scattered all over the place. I’ve seen five corpses, it has reported. A Reuters reporter has seen several bodies entered into an ambulance. Boko Haram, whose name translated from the hausa means Western education is a sin, has been behind most of the attacks with pump and almost daily shootings, mostly against police. In fact, this Thursday, Boko Haram detonated a bomb at a police station and attacked banks in a town in the northeast of the country, leaving at least 12 dead, including policemen and a soldier. As for AQIM, operates mainly in neighbouring Niger, where has kidnapped several foreigners. However, also be suspected that it kidnapped a Briton and an Italian in Nigeria this year. In December 2007, an attack with a car bomb at the offices of the UN in Algiers left at least 41 dead, including 17 United Nations staff members. In 2003, fifteen members of staff and seven other people were killed in an attack with pump against the headquarters of the United Nations in Baghdad. Source of the news: at least 18 dead in the explosion of a bomb at the headquarters of the UN in Nigeria