Nyanya bomb blast

#CHIBOK GIRLS: Masterminds of Nyanya bomb blasts nabbed – Jonathan.

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ImagePresident Goodluck Jonathan yesterday revealed that the masterminds of the two deadly bomb blasts that rocked Nyanya, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory have been arrested and are currently helping the security agencies in their efforts to unmask their financiers.

Jonathan spoke while fielding questions from journalists at the end of the 24th World Economic Forum for Africa, WEFA, held in Abuja which ended yesterday.

Jonathan said he had declared a total war on Boko Haram ‘’terror group’’ to rout it out of existence in the country, warning that anybody thinking that the spate of bombings and other devastation activities by the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria would force his administration to bend over forward and negotiate power with the sect or their sponsors should rather have a re-think as such a situation would not arise.
“Boko Haram is a terror group and as journalists you should know the meaning of terror. Before the 9/11 no body in the US or UK imagined the dimension of terrorists in the world. You can not be too sure of what ideology that drives their leaning. Sometimes, it is from the religious sentiments… but   we need to combine so many factors to underscore their driving spirit . But I want to advice that the terrorists should also know that they don’t do certain things and get away with it because most of these activities are criminal offenses and they should know that when they are caught, they would pay dearly for it. ‘’For instance, I can tell you that the masterminds of the last Nyanya bomb blast have been arrested and would face the long arm of the law. I want to assure also that sooner than later, the abducted Chibok school girls would also be rescued with the help of the global community and we will use remote sensing technology to smoke them out to face the consequences,” Jonathan said.


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AFRICA THISDAY has confirmed that Nyanya has been rocked by another bomb explosion. The bomb exploded close to where the previous explosion rocked. The previous Nyanya-explosion happened at about 7.00 a.m on the 14th, April 2014. Casualties have been reported. Africa Thisday’s Abuja correspondent at the scene of the explosion reported that he counted about 22 bodies. The National Emergency Management Agency and officers of the Nigerian Police force are controlling the traffic of the area as they advised residents to stay indoors.

More details dropping on our facebook page.


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The names of the Monday rush hour Abuja bomb blast in Nyanya have been released. Below are the names:

1. Nweze Uche Silas Male Enugu
2. Bankera Julie Female Benue
3. Abubakar Kano Nyaya
4. Madu Peter Male Benue
5. Emmanuel Ocuna Male C/River
6. Pius Nwaonuan Male Ebonyi
7. Clifford Nwafor Male Ebonyi
8. Attah Friday Male
9. Chidozie Iyake Male Mopo Qaurter
10. Peter Ameh Male Ebonyi
11. Ibrahim salihu Male Kaduna
12. Shamsu Hussein Male Nyaya Market
13. Adamu M Bello male Plateau
14. Osaretin Male
15. Precoius Samuel Female Imo
16. Monday Oshile Male Ebonyi
17. Pat Umar Male
18. Simon Peter Male Kaduna
19. Vera Ojochide Jaja Female Kogi
20. Chibuzor Oshouagwe Male Kaduna
21. Gabriel Peter Ibrahim male Kaduna
22. Olowokere Taiwo Male Ondo
23. Yahanna Ibrahim male Kaduna
24. Gabriel Enyinnaya Male Abia
25. Paul Tanko Male FCT
26. Mustapha Abdullahi male Kastina
27. Oke Adedaya Stephen Male Oyo
28. Esther Paul Female benue
29. Mohammed Shehu Male sokoto
30. Njoku Vcitor male Imo
31. Victor Habilla Male Kaduna
32. Christain Ogbuji Male Back of City Rock
33. Suleiman Abdullahi male gwagwalada
34. Samuel Opara male Imo
35. Abba Umaru Male Nyaya
36. Daniel Williams Male Edo
37. Idris Somaila male Jigawa
38. John Alice Female Benue
39. Rabiu Umaru Male Kastina
40. Gift Godwin Female River
41. Dorcas Opawoye Female Kwara
42. Abigal Female Nasarawa
43. Hamza Ibrahim Male Kastina
44. Rakiya Suleiman Male Kastina
45. Saidu Ayinde Female Kebbi
46. Adomu Abbisi Male Kogi
47. Inuwa Musa Male Kogi
48. Arimiyawa Saidu Male Sokoto
49. Ebele Ibezim Female Imo
50. Oguike Charles Female Imo
51. Samson Udo Male Enugu
52. Soni Ismaila Male kastina
53. John Atanyi Male benue
54. Blessing Aghi Female Benue
55. Auwal Harun Male Adamawa
56. Sani Nafiu male Kastina
57. Usman Yinusa Male Kano
58. Dada Je-Ogbade Male Osun
59. Umar Murtala Male Sokoto
60. Isiaka Abdul Male Kogi
61. Adeoye Busayo Oyo Kogi
62. Jim Anthony Male Imo
63. Jab Daniel Male Benue
64. Aungwa Saater Male Delta
65. David Igho Male Delta
66. George Ediae Male Edo
67. Exra Gowimina Male Nasarawa
68. Baby xxxx female
69. Goodness John Female
70. Dasmaila Shaibu Male Kastina
71. Abdullahi Nuhu male Kastina
72. Audu Joseph Male Nasarawa
73. Daniel Musa male
74. Damashi Alias Male
75. Celestine Annaigbom male Imo
76. Mary Modu Female Kaduna
77. Victoria Female enugu
78. Ogonna Ani Female
79. Fila Samuel male Benue
80. Cosmos uswuanyi male
81. Jeremiah Juripe Male Adamawa
82. Adams female nasarawa
83. Helen female
84. Jerry Mako Male Plateau
85. Idoko Onyekozi
86. Stephen Chukwuma Male Enugu
87. Bello Mohammed Ali male
88. Salome Emezue Jim Female Abia
89. Irera Ibrahim Male Kaduna
90. Samuel Abudu male Wuse
91. Abdullahi male Masaka
92. Rayiamu Ayuba Male One man village
93. Gamba Gamba male Maraba
94. David Mayaki Male
95. Usman Abibu Male
96. Nfua Anumise Female.

May their souls rest in peace


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                                           SAY NO TO TERRORISM

At 6:45AM today, the densely populated Nyanya town, a suburb of Abuja was thrown into pandemonium and tears by the multiple bomb explosions that rocked her. Already more than 70 people have been reported dead and more than 120 others are lying helplessly in pains in a government hospital in Abuja. The Boko Haram sect has been responsible for most attacks in the northern part of Nigeria.

Following today’s attack on Nyanya, AFRICA THISDAY has called on the government to make tomorrow a NO WORK DAY for Abuja residents to help the city mourn the victims of the Nyanya attack in this Easter period.

In a memo sent to major media houses in Abuja by AFRICA THISDAY this afternoon, the online news-blog advocated for a citizen-participation in the fight against terrorism. “Terrorism has become the first enemy of Nigeria having overtaken the government in position. There is an urgent need for Nigerians to network for a radical revolution against these rascals called islamic extremists and their sponsors. Its time to defile protocols and bring jungle justice on whoever that is associated with Boko Haram. They are fighting the people, the people must fight them back because the government has proved impotent in protecting the people”. The memo read in part.

The memo went further to read thus: “Africa Thisday sends out our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Nyanya bomb explosion and calls on government to declare a NO WORK DAY tomorrow, Tuesday, 5th April 2014 in Abuja to enable relatives and friends to mourn this Black Monday.”