August 26th, 2011
07:16 AM ET

Bomb blast rocks U.N. building in Nigeria

The U.N. building was bombed Friday in the central area of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, a U.N. official told CNN. A journalist at the scene reported that at least seven people had been killed in the blast.

Bomb squad officers and other security teams are headed to the scene, deputy police spokesman Yemi Ajayi said.

Alessandra Vellucci at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland confirmed that the "U.N. premises in Abuja have been bombed" but was unable to give more details.

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  1. kelly

    It is a shame that Nigeria has turned to become what it is today. The security aparatus is a shame bcos they take bribe from this hoodlums, the Nigeria police nad custom can comfortably excort the bomber to the UN building without interference. Mr President is weak in his decision taking, he is incapable of leading, he should therefore resign, Mr President should call it quit from office.

    August 26, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. sahara

    We are good and loving people, the problem with our country is the political will. Ibrahim Gambari was preaching this kind of hatred months back, instead of becoming a good statesman, he was busy preaching an Islamic agenda that has made us even worse. Somebody should start holding this people responsible.

    August 26, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      To Sahara....what on earth are you saying...??? Ibrahim Gambari has never preached to anyone, anywhere about hate or hatred so you have clearly been misinformed and should retract you last statement....Gambari is a national treasure of Nigeria and the world.....and his work to date proves this time and time again....and his role in leading the UN-AU Peacekeeping operation in Darfur proves this great statesman efforts once again to bring peace to this world. You should rethink you misguided statement here now and try to give an intelligent response instead of the non-sense that you wrote above....

      August 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ade

    The bombing is a result of the injustices that have been done to the people several year back. Hmmm.

    August 26, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ade

    The bombing is a result of the injustices that have been done to the people several years back. Hmmm.

    August 26, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SuzyQ

    I think niggg-e-ria is a wonderful and appropriate name for a country full of blaks.

    August 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jake

    All we have to do is to supply China with Uranium from the African continent, they shall make nukes and supply it to the middle east who shall then use it suicide bomb the west and voila our problem of the west bullying us is gone.

    August 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sherriw

    CNN please block suzyq's ignorant comments. This bit..h is taking up valuable space from people whom have intelligence. PS-I'm white. No room for racism nor ignorance.

    August 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. samuel

    If political criminals ar not openly punish,and all becomes equal b4 the law, crim wil becomin a profesio in Nigeria

    August 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gliese42

    The muslims in Nigeria dreams of a separate state if they cannot get their religious rights in a modern Nigeria and this will happen if Nigerians get involved in corruption and betrayal of the country. Boko Haram will win the game of this chess set.

    August 27, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. @outalimit

    Muslims, the UN gave them Libya, they bomb the UN in Nigeria.

    August 27, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Well

    @..49
    u are a moron.uneducated fanatics like u are d cause of d problem in d world tday.pls get a sound edu. & a life, then maybe u opinion will be heard

    August 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. obi okeke

    What Nigeria need now is division. As far as the islamic religion is concerned,there can never be a 'one nigeria'. The islamic fundamentalists derive joy from killing people especially the christians. Nigeria's socio-economic crisis have always erupted from religious fanaticism. De-amalgamation is the solution.

    August 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
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