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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RESOURCE CONTROL IS THE PEACE!

Good try MEND, but how i wish it was (although not yet over) right at the so called Eagle Square to pieces the entire venue after all ur warning to all these lame dock flies with deaf ears! The people of Niger Delta remain colonized with painful suffering even with Goodluck Jonathan as the figure head. Resource Control that embody true and fiscal federalism is the only answer or this British made Nigeria will sooner than later saw its end in a more painful way!

You might be right ooh!!

You might be right ooh!!

Henry Okah and his crookes

A deeper investigation will show that this attack is related to the SA police visiting Henry Okah. MEND or whatever they call themselves is just an organised criminal group looking for anyway posssible to remain relevant. Nigerians WARN YOU....You will not destroy our nation!!

@ Coolman. You must be a fool

@ Coolman. You must be a fool or a dangerous man, for you to support this kind of cowardly act.

Totally agree with you. It's

Totally agree with you. It's about time. Too bad they did not ge tthe looters.

More to this than meets the eye

I really doubt if MEND is responsible because their son is @ the helm of affairs in this nation and also the top leaders of MEND are now living the american dream in nigeria(enjoying).The likes of Tompolo,Boyloaf,Osama etc are now big time contractors,some of them nnow live large in Abuja and they don't want to go back to the creeks to suffer and engage in guerilla warfare because they know the consequencies of that they are not fools,these guys are wise.I believe that GEJ will order a full blown investigation because there is more to this than meets the eye in this case.Like one of the forumites said i won't really rule out these retired generals.

Nigerians are so quick to

Nigerians are so quick to scream "MEND are terrorists!" but their govt has been terrorizing them with bad roads, poor health care, corruption and out right robbery. MEND has to be terrorists I guess because they're real about what they want and ready to fight for it unlike the avergae "suffer and smile" Nigerian. FOH

Absolute Madness

Whoever is responsible for that horrendous act is insane.Claiming other peoples' lives does not make you a celebrity.Unleashing that level of destruction will not resolve the issue of the Niger Delta.Terrorism is not of Nigeria and should be vehemently rejected.

DID ANY CORRUPT POLITICIAN DIE???

Guys next time target the rogue, shameless, stealing, 419, Shrine visiting, kidnapping and Murdering politicians.

And Please Please do not miss any of them, (STATE OR FEDERAL) now that is a celebration for the poor Masses who suffer Daily:-)))

Demolish the criminal MEND

After this cowardly attack, anybody with any modicum of sympathy for MEND should have his/her head examined. These idiots should be hunted down and cleared from the face of the earth like the scumbags that they are. Killing innocent and defenseless people on the streets of Abuja - what a way to fight for freedom! Those bastards should be smoked out of their rat holes with bombs, bullets, gas and any other available weapon at the disposal of decent Nigerians everywhere. Help demolish the evil called MEND!!!

we are not iraq,parkistan or

we are not iraq,parkistan or any where near middle east.MEND please behave and stop the killing of innocent nigerians.

WE SHOULD NOT BE CELEBRATING

WE SHOULD NOT BE CELEBRATING IN THE FIRST PLACE. RIP

MEND killed innocent people,

MEND killed innocent people, who had nothing to do with the problem we have in Nigeria. They know the people that are spoiling Nigeria, why not get a few snipers and get rid of the scums without taking the life of the innocent.

kidnapped kids released

Sahara Reporters... no news on release of kidnapped kids....

THIS IS STUPIDITY ACT

YOU PEOPLE SHOULD THINK AT LEAST FOR A MINUTE AND YOU WILL REALISE YOU ARE KILLING INNOCENT NIGERIANS LIKE YOU AND YOU CLAIM TO BE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE WHEN YOU CAN BRING IN PEACE WITH OUT DRSTOYING OTHER PEOPLES LIFE .. ALL NIGERIANS SHOULD THINK TWICE.

what sucess do you think u

what sucess do you think u can achieve?why not take the bomb to the presidential villa and try it there?why killing innocent and poor masses.

Stupid indeed!

Killing innocent Nigerians to make a statement eh?
Where were you on the day IBB declared at Eagle Square? There is absolutely not enough reasons to kill innocent people for political statements. Those behind your plight are freely moving about in Nigeria and I suggest you prioritise your targets. Killing people in the same boat as yourselves will make you more enemies than friends, and is a rather stupid idea indeed!

WELL DONE OF WHAT??????? THE

WELL DONE OF WHAT???????
THE KILLING OF THE 8 PEOPLE ??
IF YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER WAS INCLUDE IN THE 8 PEOPLE YOU WILL SIT AND WELL DONE UR BOYS ???????
ASK UR SELF FUCKER....FOOLISH U

What did the 8 do to you?

MEND, what did the 8 dead people do to you? Is this acceptable collateral damage? Their blood will offend the ground and the soil will protest against you. Amen. Same for all who have written to support you. Amen.

Bloody cowards!

If MEND believe they can win this war of attrition by planting bombs and killing innocent Nigerians that are struggling to survive, they are very mistaken. Why not go and plant your bombs in the national assembly and senate house where the thieving leadership is based? Why kill innocent people? Bloody cowards!

fuckers

FUCK U MEND

two wrongs dont make a right

its obvious that there is just nothing to jubilate about after 50yrs.but dont you think it more dangerious to use violence as a penacea to the situations....the bomb has rather killed and affected many innocent and poor masses.pls give you strategy a second thots.

DEAR MEND PLS ROCK THE BOAT.

DEAR MEND PLS ROCK THE BOAT. ROCK THESE IDIOTS OUT OF POWER. THEY CAN'T BE STEALING OUR PPL BLIND.

YOU GUYS ARE FUCKERS.

YOU 9JA DELTA GUYS ARE FUCKERS...WHAT AGAIN DO YOU WANT ?? THE PRESIDENT IS FR 9JA DELTA WHAT AGAIN DO YOU WANT?? STOP KILLING POOR PEOPLE FUCKERS..GO INSIDE THE PLACE KILL THE PRESIDENT FUCKERS...UNTILL YOU PEOPLE GO ON UR KNEES FOR IGBOS THEN YOU WILL HAVE YOUR BLIND EYES OPEN..FUCKERS.

@don, you have made the only

@don, you have made the only sensible comment above. The rest of u calling MEND fools etc. Just jump to conclusion because u urselves lack the IQ to reason sufficiently. So sad, now we see the effects of decades of closed universities.

Anyway, i know from previous reports that babangida was having very cosy chats with a couple of former militants, the same man wants to win election at all costs. Is it beyond even ur lowest IQ levels to know that ibb is behind this attack?

Even if it was mend, was warning of the attack not issued ? why did the security agencies not safeguard the area based on this ? if it was mend, they never intended for innocents to die, or anybody else for that matter.

Those of you claiming to love "nigeria" so much, please tell us what it is that u love so much. Pathetic ignorants, by the time ur children are kidnapped, shot by police or die of hunger please remind me again that you love nigeria !

Dear MEND, thank you for

Dear MEND, thank you for doing a great Job. may the souls of the ones who lost their lives RIP. There's nothing to celebrate in Nigeria. This is the beginning of a revolution. MEND needs to target, IBB, ATIKU, BANKOLE and all the thieves swimming in oil money! This is the right message at the right time. If MEND is meant to be our collective Jerry Rawlings so be it. I need MEND to refine their targets...and then you'll see a real change.

all former presidents

all former presidents are at Eagle Square .. military and civilian... IBB is missing... he will come out with medical story now...

BLOOD IS A BIG EXPENSE

IF U LIVE BY THE SWORDS BE READY TO DIE BY THE SWORDS. WHEN THAT TIME COMES, BE A MAN & NOT INVOKING OR SEEKING PROTECTION UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS LAW.

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this is an unblieveble,whynot to go in to the eagle square and bommbing those evil leaders whose stole and deitroye the nation instead of killing innocent poeple.
yes iam with you if you go for our evil leaders,ithink is good and every body in nigeria will surport you.

Bomb

Niger delta,please take it easy you should remember befor the OIL nigeria was depending on something, and you should also know that is that thing that nigeria used to developed that oil that dry off one day and all of us will eat grass.

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