UK Today News: Nigeria’s 50th Independence Day Car Bomb Explosions Kill 8 In Abuja
Independence day celebrations have turned out to be sour in Nigeria after two car bomb explosions took place outside Justice Ministry in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Nigeria was celebrating 50 years of independence from the British, and reports state that 8 people were killed.
According to reports, the police officials confirmed the news of two car bomb blasts taking place outside the Justice Ministry. Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), a militant group had said that they had intentions of exploding bombs on the occasion. The warning had been given officially through an e-mail and the group reportedly stated on Friday that the Nigerians had nothing worth celebrating, and if they went ahead with it, they would have to face the consequences.
The reason behind MEND’s act is that they want the oil revenues of the country to be distributed fairly. One sentence in the e-mail read, “nothing worth celebrating after 50 years of failure”.
President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the blasts and called it as a wicked act by criminals.