ThisDay newspaper office in Jabi/Utako area directly opposite the Jabi Motor park in Abuja was this morning bombed. It is learnt that the huge explosion shook neighbouring building.
Mr Yushau Shuaib, a National Emergency Management Agency spokesman said the blast “occurred inside the premises of a national newspaper,” adding that “a preliminary investigation seems to indicate that the explosive device was planted somewhere within the premises, not likely a case of suicide bombing.”
“NEMA officials are on the ground,” said Yushau Shuaib. “They are trying to move those injured to the hospitals, but we don’t have any information on casualties yet.”
The bombing in Kaduna struck a building housing offices for ThisDay, The Moment and The Daily Sun newspapers, witnesses said.
The attack in Kaduna also included a car loaded with explosives, though people at the newspaper office quickly surrounded the car, witnesses said. The driver then began shouting that there was a bomb inside the car, Jemilu Abdullahi, a witness said.
Those there allowed the man to open the trunk of the car and he pulled out an object and threw it at the crowd, which exploded. Abdullahi said at least three people died in that blast.