Eyewitness reflects on Abuja bombing - CNBC Africa

Eyewitness reflects on Abuja bombing

Western Africa

by Dara Rhodes 0

Rescue workers work to recover victims at the site of a blast at the Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja. PHOTO: AP

Nyanya Bridge in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja is the site of a deadly attack this morning which killed many citizens while others were rushed to Wuse General Hospital.

(READ MORE: More than 50 feared dead after a blast in Abuja)

“This morning, at around 6.30am, ambulances from the national emergency services, brought some corpses and victims from Nyanya Bridge. They said there was a bomb blast there in one of these new Elrufai buses,” an eyewitness, Jonathan Junior, from Wuse General Hospital told CNBC Africa.

While the group or people behind today’s attack haven’t been ascertained, the act demonstrates the raging insecurity in the country.

The Nyanya Bridge blast comes a day after, men believed to be members of Boko Haram invaded the Borno State villages of Ngoshe, Anchaka and Kaigamari in Gwoza including the Konduga Local Government Areas killing 38 people respectively.

“Some of the survivors said they were inside the bus, while some said they were around the bus, we are trying to resuscitate most of them. Some of them have open stomachs, while others have fractured legs,” Junior explained.

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Most of the terrorist attacks had been limited to the north eastern part of the country, however, this brings a fresh source of concern for the government.

“All the hospitals are filled up with victims. Right now, we cannot really tell you the number of victims or the number of survivors, that will come much later,” he said.

Despite efforts being made by the Nigerian government to curb this menace, the country still has a long way to go in ensuring a peaceful country.

“Some of their legs are completely cut off, you can see the intestines ripped out and some of them are still breathing in that situation because of the number of people that have been brought in and because of less personnel on the ground, we cannot really attend to all of them at the same time,” he added.

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