Nigeria Bomb Attack - Victims, Witnesses Speak

Victims and witnesses of the Abuja bomb blast recount their life-threatening experiences that left many commuters dead and hundreds injured.
Photo: Leadership

Burnt-out busses after an attack at a bus station packed with morning commuters in Abuja


  • Nigeria:  Abuja Blast Impacts Lives, Livelihoods

    Voice of America, 15 April 2014

    In the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack on the Nigerian capital since an insurgency began in 2009, survivors say they escaped with their lives but lost everything else. ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bus Park Explosion - Two NIS Recruitment Survivors Cheat Death Twice

    This Day, 16 April 2014

    In what could be termed the aftermath, the reverberation from the devastating Nyanya bomb blast continued Tuesday as injured victims of the attack and families continued to recount ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Day After Abuja Blast - Please, Allow Me Search for My Sister's Remains, Man Begs

    Vanguard, 16 April 2014

    TWENTY FOUR hours after a carefully planted bomb went off, killing no fewer than 100 people and leaving over 176 others with various degrees of injuries, Nyanya Motor Park, the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Baby Lost in Abuja Blast Reunites With Mother

    Daily Trust, 15 April 2014

    A 10-month-old baby who lost her mother in the wake of Monday's blast at a bus station in Nyanya is set to be reunited with her mother in hospital. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Evacuated From Abuja Bomb Site, Victims Face Hunger At Hospitals

    Premium Times, 16 April 2014

    When Shuaibu Abukabar arrived Nyanya Motor Park early Monday, his plan was to travel to Suleja to purchase new wares for his shop as he does bi-weekly. read more »

  • Nigeria:  NLC, TUC, Head of Service Mourn Bomb Victims

    Daily Trust, 16 April 2014

    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Head of Service of the Federation have expressed shock over the bomb blast that claimed the lives of passengers in Nyanya, a suburb of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Residents Donate Blood to Save Bomb Victims

    Daily Trust, 16 April 2014

    More than 250 Nigerians voluntarily have gone to donate blood at various hospitals and at the National Blood Transfusion Centre in Abuja, minister of health Prof. Christian ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Explosion - Life Back to 'Normal' Around Blast Scene

    Premium Times, 15 April 2014

    A day after Monday's bomb attack at Nyanya bus stop, a suburb of Abuja, life appears to have returned to normal as residents were seen going about their usual activities. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram's Corpses Should Be Given to Pigs - Oritsejafor

    Premium Times, 15 April 2014

    The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, has condemned Monday's bomb explosion in Abuja. He said the perpetrators are not human beings and their ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Bombing - Jonathan Is a Heartless President - - Kwankwaso

    Premium Times, 16 April 2014

    Governor Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano has described President Goodluck Jonathan as an insensitive man oblivious of the yearnings of Nigerians. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Confusion Deepens in Abuja As Government Evacuates Workers From Secretariat

    Premium Times, 15 April 2014

    Anxiety deepened in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Tuesday, as authorities evacuated more offices amid speculation that explosives had been rigged in public places a day after a car ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Explosion - Tambuwal, Saraki Donate Blood to Victims

    Premium Times, 15 April 2014

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday donated blood to be used for the survivors of the Abuja explosion. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Blast Death Toll Rises, Mass Burial Ruled Out

    Daily Trust, 15 April 2014

    Official death toll from Monday's suicide bomb attack on a bus stop at Abuja's Nyanya district has climbed to 75 and injured fell to 216, health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerians Lambast Jonathan for Singing, Dancing At Campaign Rally While Nation Mourns Bomb Blast Victims

    Premium Times, 16 April 2014

    Nigerians have reacted with outrage over President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to Kano to welcome former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, to the Peoples Democratic Party, a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tambuwal Visits Nyanya Bomb Blast Victims

    Vanguard, 15 April 2014

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday visited victims of the Monday bomb blast at the National Hospital, Abuja. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nyanya Bomb Blast - Casualty Figure Now 72 Dead, 133 Injured

    This Day, 15 April 2014

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that one more death has been recorded from Monday's bomb blast at the busy Nyanya Bus park in Abuja. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Security Forces Identify Abuja Bomber, Body Recovered

    This Day, 15 April 2014

    The Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) of the Nigerian security forces may have identified and recovered the body of the suspected bomber, who set-off the bomb at the Nyanya bus park in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Adjusts Death Toll to 72, Injured 133

    Vanguard, 15 April 2014

    General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mohammad Sani Sidi disclosed, yesterday that one of those injured by the Nyanya bomb blast had died in the hospital, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Spain, South Africa, Security Council Console Nigeria

    This Day, 16 April 2014

    International outrage continued to trail Monday's attack on Nyanya Motor Park, which led to the death of over 72 people as Spain, South Africa and the United Nations (UN) Security ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rights Group Says Over 1,000 Killed in Escalating Violence

    This Day, 16 April 2014

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday said escalating violence across five states in the North-central part of the country has killed more than 1,000 people since December 2013. read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Mass Burial for Abuja Explosion Victims - Minister

    Premium Times, 15 April 2014

    The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday said there would be no mass burial for victims of Monday's explosion in Nyanya, Abuja. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Blast - IGP Call for Unity Against Terror

    Daily Trust, 15 April 2014

    The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar has called on Nigerians to stand against terrorism. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nyanya Aftermath - Bomb Scare in National Assembly

    This Day, 15 April 2014

    As normalcy returns to the scene of the Nyanya bomb blast, where 71 people died and over 200 are still nursing injuries, pandemonium broke out Tuesday at the National Assembly ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Witness Says Bomb Hidden Inside Volkswagen Golf

    Premium Times, 14 April 2014

    The explosive device that went off at Nyanya motor park killing an estimated 200 people was hidden in a volkswagen golf vehicle that was driven into the park and detonated, a ... read more »