Premium Times (Abuja)

15 April 2014

Nigeria: National Assembly Evacuated Over Bomb Scare

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 ... ( Resource: Blast At Bus Station In Nigerian Capital Kills 72

Nigerian authorities ordered an immediate evacuation of the National Assembly Tuesday a day after a massive car bomb killed at least 71 people and wounded 124 more at a car station near the capital, Abuja.

Security agents asked lawmakers and other staffers to leave the sprawling complex in central Abuja after reports that an explosive material had been planted in the building. The claims were not immediately confirmed.

The National Assembly is located within the Three Arms Zone, Nigeria's most fortified district, which lies a short distance from Nyanya, the scene of Monday's bombing.

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