Nigerian blasts kills 7 on independence day

By Andy Rice 1 October 2010

Friday marked 50 years of Nigeria's independence from the UK, but it seems not everyone was in a celebratory mood. Two bombs exploded in Abuja outside the ministry of justice, killing at least seven people, including a policeman. Earlier on Friday morning the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta had issued a bomb threat, saying it would target Eagle Square, where Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was speaking. Mend has not yet stated whether it was responsible for the bombs outside the justice ministry. Read more: Sport24

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