Sunday, June 19, 2011

8 killed in Force Hqtrs blasts

Daily Trust
17 June 2011

At least eight people died yesterday and scores of others were injured when a vehicle laden with explosive devices exploded inside the visitors’ car park of Louis Edet House in Abuja, headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force. Police authorities later explained that the car’s driver, who died in the explosion, was trailing the convoy of Inspector General of Police Hafiz Ringim.

Thick black smoke from the explosions could be seen from far away and the police quickly cordoned off roads leading to the area while ambulances from around the city rushed to the scene.

The explosions occurred at about 10:45am when most police officers working in the headquarters located on
Shehu Shagari Way
in Garki Area 11 were in their respective offices. The tremor resulting from the explosion shattered the glass windows of the 7-storey police headquarters.

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