Explosion rocks Abuja, many feared dead – Live Updates

FILE PHOTO: Scene of a bomb blast in Abuja on June 25, 2014

The explosion occurred at about 4pm‎.

An explosion has occurred at a major shopping mall, Emab Plaza, in Wuse 2, Abuja. A witness said the explosion ‎occurred at about 4p.m. Emab Plaza is a busy shopping mall in the highbrow area of Nigeria’s capital city, on Aminu Kano Crescent. The explosion apparently occurred at the gate of the busy plaza. This is the third deadly explosion in the Nigerian capital in two months. The extremist Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the two explosions in April and May in Nyanya, a suburb of the capital.

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Additional reporting by Amina Mohammed, Chinenye Ugonna, and Nnenah Ibeh.

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