Lagos — Two explosions rocked Abuja on Friday night, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency said.
The explosions happened in Nyanya and Kuje, agency spokesman Ezekiel Manzo said in a statement. He said the explosions happened almost simultaneously "and have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries." He did not immediately give a death toll.
No group has claimed responsibility but the attack has attributes of Boko Haram.
Earlier, Nigeria's army said four suicide bombers killed at least 10 people in Maiduguri, after also blaming Islamic extremists for trying to poison water sources in northeastern Nigeria.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Thursday night attack but security forces blamed Boko Haram, which is based in the area.
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At least 39 others were wounded in the attack in the Sareji neighborhood of Maiduguri, military spokesman Colobnel Sani Kukasheka Usman said.
In a separate incident, residents say five people were killed earlier Thursday by suspected Boko Haram militants in Kirchinga, Adamawa state.
Ahmad Musa, who fled the attack on his village, said militants shot indiscriminately at residents forcing many flee into nearby bushes to escape the onslaught.
Buhari said Thursday his leadership has taken the battle to the insurgents, and severely weakened their logistical and infrastructural capabilities. Boko Haram are being scattered and are on the run, he said.
"That they are resorting to shameless attacks on soft targets ... is indicative of their cowardice and desperation," he said.