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Nigeria: BREAKING: Explosion in Abuja Outskirts as Residents Panic

UPDATE: It was controlled blast - Army

A loud explosion occurred on Thursday morning in Kurudu, a community on the outskirts of Abuja.

The cause of the explosion is still unclear as a resident said it could have been caused by a bomb or dynamites used in blasting rocks in the area.

The explosion has caused panic in Kurudu, Jikoyi and other adjoining areas as residents scampered for safety.

A resident of an Army Estate in Kurudu, told PREMIUM TIMES that soldiers simply locked the gate and prevented anyone from going out upon hearing the loud explosion.

Details later...

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