Three cars damaged in midnight explosion in Abuja

Three cars – two jeeps and a saloon car – were badly damaged early this morning when an Incendiary Explosive Device planted by a new in the Wuse District of Abuja went off sending residents and revelers at a nearby night club scampering for safety.

Witnesses and officials of the National Emergency Management Agency however said there was no casualty in the explosion, which went off right in front of Hanan Plaza, beside the Etisalat office in the Wuse 2 district of the capital.

There were however talks of a white male surviving the blast.

The incidence however did not happen at a night club as earlier reported by some media outfits.

An Abuja-based lawyer, Abdul Mahmud, who residence is 50 yards to the scene, said the impact of the explosion caused his windows to shake out of their hinges.

“No question. It was a bomb,” Mr. Mahmud said, in updates he provided via is twitter handle. “You need to be in the vicinity. We were lucky tonight it didn’t happen inside the club (Kryxstal Lounge).”

Police officers, soldiers and NEMA officials later arrived the scene, and were seen inspecting the IED that triggered the explosion after locking down the Aminu Kano Crescent from across Access Bank end to the Parakou Crescent end.

Operatives later took some cars near the scene of the blast away.

Mr. Mahmud quoted a Mr. Annan of NEMA has confirming that the explosion was not a car bomb but an IED, and that there were no casualties.

The police could not be reached for comments.



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