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Jonathan extends condolences to blast victims

14 April 2014, 15:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the deadly explosion in Nyanya bombing which occurred early Monday morning.

This is contained in a statement  his spokesman, Reuben Abati, has released in Abuja.

“President Jonathan is saddened by loss of lives in Nyanya bombing and has ordered heightened security in Abuja following Nyanya bombing," Abati stated.

Abati added that President Jonathan extends his heartfelt condolences to bereaved families and directed the medical services to do their best to save the lives of those injured in Nyanya bombing.

It was established that police and other security agencies are ensuring adequate protection of live and properties in the area. Also, police anti- bomb squad had begins post blast investigation at the scene.

CAJ News gathered that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar, the National Security Adviser (NSA) and Service Chiefs were are the scene of the blast to assess the situation.

About 40 people died during the bomb blast.

It is feared the Boko Haram sect is behind the blast.

- CAJ News

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