Photos taken on April 14, 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria
At least 71 people are dead and 124 have been wounded when a bomb exploded in a crowded bus station in Abuja during rush hour on monday morning, officials said.
Security officials say the group Boko Haram was behind the bombing of the crowded market place in the State of Borno, northeast of Nigero. They was no claim of responsibilities.
AP reports the blast ripped a hole four feet deep (1.2 metre) in the ground of Nyanya Motor Park, some 16km (10 miles) from the city centre, and destroyed more than 30 vehicles, causing secondary explosions as their fuel tanks ignited and burned.
This blast comes a year after the last bomb near the capital targeted the Nigerian newspaper in April 2013.
Security sources quoted by Reuters say Boko Haram has killed hundreds, possibly thousands, this year in a campaign of violence that is growing in intensity.
Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili and prominent leader of the "Bring Back our Girls" campaign attends a protest to mark the second year anniversary of the kidnapping of over two hundred girls from Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram. Boko Haram is regarded as the most notorious terrorist group in Nigeria by local officials. The protest was aimed at putting more pressure on the Nigerian government to put more effort in securing their release.
Mass grave allegedly left behind by Boko Haram and found by the Nigerian Army in Gwoza, Borno State, Nigeria, on April 8, 2015.
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June 25, 2014
Rescue workers scramble to contain the aftermath of a bomb blast in a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Authorities reported that 21 people were killed and 17 injured.
May 1, 2014
At least 15 people were killed when a car bomb exploded near a security checkpoint late Thursday, May 1st outside the the Nigerian capital of Abuja.
The site of the explosion is across the street from a bus station where a bombing on April 14 killed at least 75 people. The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for that attack.
Video Shot on April 14, 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria
Shows bodies and damage in a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja the capital of Nigeria.
At least 35 people are dead after a bomb exploded in a crowded bus station during rush hour on Monday officials said.
This blast comes a year after the last bomb near the capital targeted the Nigerian newspaper in April 2012.
No responsibility for the blast has been claimed yet, however the extremist Islamist group "Boko Haram" related to Al Qaeda is suspected.