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Attack on UN building in Abuja

The UN building in Abuja came under attack at about 11am (local time) when a suspected suicide bomber rode in a Honda Car laden with explosive rammed into the building. All the four floors of the building were affected. 

The car which rammed into the lobby of the building exploded immediately killing the suspected bomber instantly and almost everyone that were at the spot. The impacts were hardly felt in the first, second and third floors of the building where some of the other persons were affected.
NEMA’s rescue team immediately deployed to site and evacuated the victims using the ambulances to convey both the unconscious and dead to the nearby National Hospital. Other rescue teams included the Red Cross, Civil Defence, Airforce, Police, Army and Navy, FCT Administrations, Federal Fire Services who all deployed their various ambulances. The police Bomb Squad were deployed and combed the area in case of any more explosives.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other response agencies, this morning responded to a devastating explosion from a vehicle laden with explosive devises.
So far some of the casualties including the dead bodies and seriously injured victims have been taking to hospitals.
The full details and figures of the casualties from the incidence will be communicated as soon as relevant bodies confirmed and authenticate same.
NEMA officials at the site of the incident confirmed more than five deaths and over 20 seriously injured. It happened around 9am to 10am. A suicide bomber drove pass d 1st gate & 2nd gate right into d reception b4 detonating. On arrival many injured victim were taken 2 various Hospital.
Search for likely dead bodies and survivals still going on now.
Yushau A. Shuaib
Head PR

NEMA Nigeria

All correspondences should be addressed to: Public Relations Division, National Emergency Management Agency, No. 8, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent Maitama, Abuja Email: nemapress@yahoo.com or info@nema.gov.ng

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