BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria At 50- Two Deadly Car Bombs Explode In Abuja

Scene of bomb blast
By SaharaReporters, New York

Two car bombs exploded near the new complex of the federal high court in Abuja about two hours ago, the  bombs exploded on Shehu Shagari way killing 8 and injuring several people. The explosions caused major panic and confusion at the Eagle Square venue of the 50th anniversary event in Nigeria. The events continued as at the time of fling this report.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, (MEND) ,had earlier issued a statement alerting participants of its intention to bomb the event. See statement below:

With due respect to all invited guests, dignitaries and attendees of the 50th independence anniversary of Nigeria being held today, Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Eagle Square Abuja, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta  (MEND) is asking everyone to begin immediate evacuation of the entire area within the next 30 minutes. This warning expires after 10.30Hrs

Several explosive devices have been successfully planted in and around the venue by our operatives working inside the government security services.

In evacuating the area, keep a safe distance from vehicles and trash bins.

There is nothing worth celebrating after 50 years of failure. For 50 years, the people of the Niger Delta have had their land and resources stolen from them. The constitution before independence which offered resource control was mutilated by illegal military governments and this injustice is yet to be addressed.

Jomo Gbomo
 

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bomb

fire burn al d bad people 4 9ja.na only nigeria people fit enter witout complete document and na 4 9ja criminal dey go unpurnish just b cuz of godfather.make presido talk 2al d oga 4security make dem do their work.dem sa bi but dem believe in bribing.

What a shame

What a shame

Big shame

Big shame

GOD KNOWS

please let us forget about politicians and MEND let us give the work to security, GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

may be evil genius stayed

may be evil genius stayed away cos he was the target of the bomb blast its only in nigeria that terrorists are celebrated as freedom fighters its a shamefull act but the question still remains when wil nigeria learn her lesson

my friend, you should be

my friend, you should be saying what will be good for our country, not what will divided us as country. be a Nigerian.

Another Method of Mass Destruction

So sad, we are always quick to learn bad ways and it is always very difficult to give them up even we see the ugly consequences reflecting on us and on our future generations.

Since corruption was legalised (by, you all know whom) we have not been able to reverse the evil effects or give up the practice either.

Then came homosexuality.

This was closely followed by kidnapping.

Now it is mass bombing of our people.

I am sure that you all know that all the above can be traced to him. He is our own Prince of Persia and the good book says we should resist him and he will flee from us but until we can do that, there are many vices that he will unleash upon this land. In the light of the above, all of you who think that he is the one who can help or save you, bear in mind that even if you escape the consequences, your precious children and grandchildren will not be spared (ref. Zakari Biu).

2ndly, Goodluck Jonathan should see that this is the first time in Nigeria's history that we are seeing this kind of destruction and he should by no means delude himself into believing that the celebration this year is the highest budget ever.

God bless Nigeria.

Could it be MEND?

It is quite unreasonable for MEND to have engaged in this brutality and viciousness. wonder why all and sundry is laying the entire blames on MEND, it is the highest level of insensibility and callousness for MEND to have taken the lives of innocent ones who never partook in this unscrupulous act of our so called leaders, so tell me, why do you think they would saddle such devilish responsibility that would not amplify their message? at this juncture i think i have to pitch my tent with someone that channelled the whole scenario to the voice of Esau and body of Jacob.

@ Ole or Dokpesi

Did you say the evil one was Vatsa's best man? Yet he framed him and set him up, and allowed him to be killed in cold blood. How EVIL!

REMOVE MEND.

PLS REMOVE MENDS IN THIS ACT,DON'T EVER INVOLVED THEM.U WILL FINALLY SEE THE PEOPLE THAT DID IT.GOD MUST SURELY EXPOSE THEM IN A SHAMEFUL WAY.SO PLS STOP CREATING PROBLEMS BY CALLING INNOCENT TRIBS.AM NOT FROM MENDS BUT WE MUST KNOW THE ACTORS OF THE BOMB BLAST.

SHAME ON YOU MEND

I used to support Mend when they started kidnapping the white's so as to make their demands well known. After then they derailed. They started kidnapping fellow niger deltans and now Nigerians. This bad habbit of theirs has now spread all over the nation with the Aba boys being in charge now.

Most of the people at the ceremony in Abuja were only their for their stomachs not because they were happy celebrating but alas Mend would not care. They have decided to kill innocent poor nigerians so as to make themselves more infamous. Only a few days ago, women colasped while struggling to get rice distributed by the first ladys's NGO. Thats just to let you know how people are in need. You know all those who have milked nigeria, who have led this country to a state of abject poverty yet you wont vent your anger on them. Instead you kill common citizens that have no say in the running of Nigeria. If you think you strong enough why not kill IBB, OBASANJO, THE THIEVES IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, CORRUPT GOVERNORS AND SO ON...........BIG SHAME ON YOU MEND. You have failed the Niger Delta because you have misplaced your priorities. You cant kidnap those in power, you cant even kill those corrupt ones in power yet you kill the common man on the street who is also fed up with the constant misrule in this country.

Shame on You MEND.

May the gentle souls of all the departed rest in peace. Amen.

our leaders should allow goodluck to be in nigeria.

my brother am with u,they think we're blind.i was called by Atiku group to help arrange guys in Enugu to disrupt last scheduled OHANEZE meeting in Enugu.They said Atiku will bring money for us to prepare MOSOB uniform for the boys to stand and be saying zoning must stand.And i wonder why idiots like Jim Nwobodo,Ken Nnamani and others think they will keep decieveing us in Igboland.Anybody who said that Goodluck will be for and in Nigeria that person family will never good thing again in their life.
Nothing will stop goodluck in Nigeria even Air says by God.

At 50. Upon all the efforts

At 50. Upon all the efforts President Goodluck is making in the state of nation to see Nigeria as good people some of us still have the spirit of Iraq people.

Fine and Good. If you look at the oppositions, IBB and the core north and the Cabal of Yaradua one can see that they are just representing their interest. IBB introduced letter bomb to this country and only used one, Dele Giwa. We were told IBB brought 21 to the country then, where is the remaing once. IBB said he will see if Nigeria will be after 2011 election becos he knows he is a failure. Check your papers the press if this statement is wrong. Sen Kanti even said he will make this country ungovernable. What is security agencies waiting to arrest IBB, Sen Kanti. Why should a person fills, his only person to rule this nation IBB when he has done more harm than good and all this outdated thieves are siding him. I pled with all respect to Senate President, to help in checking the excesses of these groups of people. Informant said Gaddafi and IBB are in the one camp to cause war in this country. He should be charged for treason and felony.

Sen Kanti in the other hand, knows he has no hope again after spending more than three terms in the senate fills to cause confusion.

Or Senate Mark, there are two ways to a coin but one is the head. We need ACTION to arrest IBB,cabal the evil people now. Or can we divide the country along the ethnicity lines, if you watch very closely these opposition means what they say and the government is handling it with lavity hence my suggestions above.

Remember the Okkar Coup and their stament of facts then, it was this the same IBB that made to struck. See how he is training Almageris and Boko harm, upon all the fact that all the social amenies and FCT are located in the North yet this groups are not still very happy to see another person to be president.

Mr Merry Chukwu
Apapa Lagos Nigeria

GEJ is in the league with other failures

With what Mend has done and the poor presentation skill of GEJ on CNN yesterday, it has been proven that he is also in the league of failed leaders that has ever presented themselves, a man that does not know what he stands for can't stand (Security, employment, unity,infrastaructures etc) for us in Nigeria. It could be me or you standing beside a bomb tomorrow in Nigeria. He can't guarantee the needed security. I am not concern about zoning because I am also from the Niger Delta, but I think it is time we start to look towards Nuhu Ribadu to take the lead for us in this nation. Not a leader that does not have a mind of his own, that ignorants has to write his speeches.

Don't Vote IBB!!!!

If you you think what im thinking, you will notice that the Independence day Bombings is similar to the usual attack carried out by the ex dictator in Minna Hilltop. Reason's

1. He has promised Nigerians that with or without our votes, that he will do everything to get there.

2. He is the only ex Nigerian head of state who isnt patriotic to attend the independence day ceremony.

3. He is the only Nigerian leader who is known to have carried out a bomb attack on an innocent journalist

4. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is nicknamed "Evil Genius"

5. He is the only Nigerian Leader who said Youths are not capable of Nigerian Politics.

6. He is the only Nigerian leader who slaughtered his best friend, "Vatsa" He was his wedding best man.

7. He is the only Nigerian Leader who has bribed Niger Delta Militants with N600m.

Please verify it here,

http://beta.jangola.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=704...

8. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is behind Zuma Rock Arena (Human Farm), In this Arena, new born babies are slaughtered daily for political power. Verify from Radio Nigeria.

My Fellow Nigerians, would you know about all these things and still go ahead to campaign for this idiot? whom we all know very well for his numerous conspiracies and atrocities. This man as we know has too much blood in his hands. We must stop this politics of Psychophancy

Don't Vote IBB!!!!

If you you think what im thinking, you will notice that the Independence day Bombings is similar to the usual attack carried out by the ex dictator in Minna Hilltop. Reason's

1. He has promised Nigerians that with or without our votes, that he will do everything to get there.

2. He is the only ex Nigerian head of state who isnt patriotic to attend the independence day ceremony.

3. He is the only Nigerian leader who is known to have carried out a bomb attack on an innocent journalist

4. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is nicknamed "Evil Genius"

5. He is the only Nigerian Leader who said Youths are not capable of Nigerian Politics.

6. He is the only Nigerian leader who slaughtered his best friend, "Vatsa" He was his wedding best man.

7. He is the only Nigerian Leader who has bribed Niger Delta Militants with N600m.

Please verify it here,

http://beta.jangola.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=704...

8. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is behind Zuma Rock Arena (Human Farm), In this Arena, new born babies are slaughtered daily for political power. Verify from Radio Nigeria.

My Fellow Nigerians, would you know about all these things and still go ahead to campaign for this idiot? whom we all know very well for his numerous conspiracies and atrocities. This man as we know has too much blood in his hands. We must stop this politics of Psychophancy

Don't Vote IBB!!!!

If you you think what im thinking, you will notice that the Independence day Bombings is similar to the usual attack carried out by the ex dictator in Minna Hilltop. Reason's

1. He has promised Nigerians that with or without our votes, that he will do everything to get there.

2. He is the only ex Nigerian head of state who isnt patriotic to attend the independence day ceremony.

3. He is the only Nigerian leader who is known to have carried out a bomb attack on an innocent journalist

4. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is nicknamed "Evil Genius"

5. He is the only Nigerian Leader who said Youths are not capable of Nigerian Politics.

6. He is the only Nigerian leader who slaughtered his best friend, "Vatsa" He was his wedding best man.

7. He is the only Nigerian Leader who has bribed Niger Delta Militants with N600m.

Please verify it here,

http://beta.jangola.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=704...

8. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is behind Zuma Rock Arena (Human Farm), In this Arena, new born babies are slaughtered daily for political power. Verify from Radio Nigeria.

My Fellow Nigerians, would you know about all these things and still go ahead to campaign for this idiot? whom we all know very well for his numerous conspiracies and atrocities. This man as we know has too much blood in his hands. We must stop this politics of Psychophancy

Don't Vote IBB!!!!

If you you think what im thinking, you will notice that the Independence day Bombings is similar to the usual attack carried out by the ex dictator in Minna Hilltop. Reason's

1. He has promised Nigerians that with or without our votes, that he will do everything to get there.

2. He is the only ex Nigerian head of state who isnt patriotic to attend the independence day ceremony.

3. He is the only Nigerian leader who is known to have carried out a bomb attack on an innocent journalist

4. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is nicknamed "Evil Genius"

5. He is the only Nigerian Leader who said Youths are not capable of Nigerian Politics.

6. He is the only Nigerian leader who slaughtered his best friend, "Vatsa" He was his wedding best man.

7. He is the only Nigerian Leader who has bribed Niger Delta Militants with N600m.

Please verify it here,

http://beta.jangola.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=704...

8. He is the only Nigerian Leader who is behind Zuma Rock Arena (Human Farm), In this Arena, new born babies are slaughtered daily for political power. Verify from Radio Nigeria.

My Fellow Nigerians, would you know about all these things and still go ahead to campaign for this idiot? whom we all know very well for his numerous conspiracies and atrocities. This man as we know has too much blood in his hands. We must stop this politics of Psychophancy

@Maquine

Probably because of his (the evil one) antecedents and the fact that he stayed away from the ceremony that he ought to have been part of. It does seem suspicious and circumstantial. The evil that men do (especially self-confessed evil genius) lives after (or with) them. You can't rule him out. Do so at your own peril!

IYKE-CANADA

MARQUINE, OR WHATEVER FAKE NAME U BEAR, YOU MUST BE VERY MYOPIC NOT TO RULE OUT ANYBODY ESPECIALLY THE  WELL KNOWN EVIL GENIOUS CALLED IBB, THIS SHOWS HOW LOW YOU NIGERIANS HAVE SUNK IN YOUR WAY OF THINKING. I DONT KNOW WHAT'S THE OBSESSION OF CHEERING FOR A GUY WHO STARTED THE RUINATION OF A ONCE GREAT NATION.  I DONT KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEEK MORE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM AS TO HOW NIGERIA GOT HERE IN THIS SITUATION. I AM NOT GOING TO DESCEND TO YOUR OWN LEVEL TO INSULT YOUR INTELLIGENCE BUT TO ADVICE YOU TO DO YOUR RESEARCH NEXT TIME BEFORE YOU SPEAK OUT.

It is

It is dishearting,embarrasting and alarming..What shit is that planing bomb for innocent peoples to die? what gain is it taken from that? The big and rich that causes the pains in the heart's of Nigerians non of them die during the blast. Then what gain have you gotten you that killed the innocent souls? that is not hove to get right....

Bomb blast

The insider information we got now from some of the high profile politicians has it that babangida {IBB} and his ilks are behind the bomb blast. Yassaki,ciroma, and many others have an inkling of the choas and the government must do something now otherwise we are heading to somalia way. Hope my warning will be taken care of because there are many more to come in a matter of days.
Remember ,the letter addressed to the pdp chairman by ADAMU CIROMA---he pointed out that the magnitude of choas and annihilation nobody can PROXIMATE.He should be called to explain what that meant.

The masquarade will soon be uncovered

@Manquine, have you considered that when you point a finger in rage at someone, the remaining 4 fingers of your hand points at you. This sums up the response to your outbursts and vile language expressed in your comment. The antecedents of your godfather shows that he is capable of doing anything. Should I remind you? No,the list is too long. It is the likes of you and your godfather that are waiting not just to learn their lessons but earn the rewards of their evil deeds. Very soon, the real godfathers of MEND will be exposed when the masquarade is uncovered in the market.

Bomb explosion

I grieve for my country. I am really afraid of what the future holds for us. I feel so pained seeing those things--the wreckage. This is too much to bear and it is of great consequence to the entire country. The politicians should please do something before this gets out of hand. Before this country goes on the side of Somalia.God forbids!

we should never have celebrated the 50th anniversary

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I pray this nation break soon so that we can have a lasting peace once and for all, this country belongs to the rich people and corrupt government officials alone, not everyone as we use to say, all government officials are highly corrupt embezzling billions of naira which is meant for Nigerians. yet those idiots in government  says we are united, Nigeria is one and it belongs to everyone. all i want to say is that this county belongs to the corrupt government officials alone not everyone. We like it or not this country will break up one day, we're just buying our selves more time, what will be will definitely be. No employment, bad roads, no power, no security, too much pay for government officials. Please you have to join me in saying this prayer: all corrupt persons in this county must have a sudden death, they will never live to eat the fruit of their labor and will never live to spend the money they have embezzled, they will never have a place in the lords kingdom, hell is meant for them. AMEN

Those abusing IBB are certainly mad

It is madness for any one to link the dirty job to former leaders of the country especially General Babangida. It shows how low and mentally deranged some people in Nigeria have become. It is most unfortunate. They will learn their lessons when it becomes too late.

Misplaced priorities!

I guess IBB stayed away because he was not shortlisted for GEJ's 'AWARD JAMBOREE' on former Heads' of State.

Too many 'AWARDS' within a very short space of time and at every given opportunity. GEJ and DAME take turns in this 'AWARD SPREE'.

We need to get our priorities rights. The land is plagued with a monumental scale of poverty and insecurity, yet not much is done in these 'INDISPENSABLE' areas.

@Emmanuel Adaramola

Of those 46 children that you posed that question to, how many of them have been to or lived in America before, to be able to appreciate the question and make informed decisions. Their preference for Nigeria is probably because they have never been to or lived in America before.

@Okwuchukwu Ezeanyika
Sorry, depravation and injustice they have suffered, as you put it, is not justification for bloodshed and the killing of innocent souls. The killing should be condemned.

I see the hand of Esau and

I see the hand of Esau and the voice of Jacob in all of this. This is exactly what they wanted, carry out an attack and blame MEND. Common sense should tell us that Terrorists do not send evacuation notices. God will destroy ALL of them. Mark my words!

@Shinjitsu

In a country with proper systems and structures in place, the intelligence agency and the courts should not need the President before investigating, prosecuting and convicting a criminal. Let the intelligence agencies do their work of fishing out the perpetrators (if they are able) and prosecute them in court with a view to ensuring their conviction. The President has no say in the matter.

But why was the carnage allowed to happen in the first place by the intelligence agencies, despite the warning, which if it was taken seriously and promptly acted upon would have avoided the killings.

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