Twin blasts in Lagos

At least five people have died in two simultaneous explosions that ripped through Lagos. The blasts in Nigeria’s largest city were at a petrol tank storage facility. It isn’t immediately clear whether the blasts, that destroyed two petrol tankers, were the work of suicide bombers or gas explosions. They follow yesterday’s attack on a shopping […]

Nigerian president races home from AU summit

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan’s rushed home from the African Union summit in Equatorial Guinea following the deadly bombing in his capital Abuja on Wednesday. Today there’s been twin explosions in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos. No one’s claimed responsibility for either the Abuja bomb attack that killed 21 people or the Lagos explosion that left five […]

Abuja bomb kills 21

Terrorism’s moved back to the Nigerian capital. A blast at a popular shopping area’s killed at least 21 people and injured 52 more. No-one’s claimed responsibility for planting the bomb near the Banex plaza shopping complex in Wuse district. The terror group Boko Haram has concentrated its efforts to the north east of the country. […]