Thursday, 29 May 2014
Explosion in Abuja was a Controlled Blast – Army Spokesperson
A loud explosion was heard this morning in Kurudu, a community on the outskirts of Abuja which caused panic in Kurudu, Jikoyi and other adjoining areas as residents scampered for safety.
Thankfully, according to the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Olajide Olaleye, the explosion was a “controlled blast.” He said a rock had been blocking a new road being constructed from Karishi to Apo, in the Abuja city centre and it was blasted with dynamites to free the road and allow construction to continue.
“The situation is under control,” the spokesperson said, advising residents to be calm.
Some residents were still held up in their homes at 9:50 a.m. amidst fear that the explosion was caused by a bomb. Kurudu is a few kilometres from Nyanya, where bomb explosions about a month ago killed about 100 people.