Bomb blast in Nigeria kills 4
December 31st, 2010
03:19 PM ET

Bomb blast in Nigeria kills 4

At least four people were killed and another 13 wounded Friday in a bomb blast at an army barracks in Abuja, Nigeria, the deputy police commissioner said.

Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan condemns the attacks, a spokesman said.

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  1. phil

    nigeria is a fictional place, made up to tell children where n I gg ers are from.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. deji

    we nid renewal of mind in dis country. bloodshed is nt d sign of vexation.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kereen Nig

    Nigerians Need to agree that we re one blood from God irrespective of who rules and tribe and work on our individual characters to make it a Nation worth emulating,lets sincerely pray to God for wisdom,directive,love and peace

    December 31, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ife

    What is all these,first in jos now in Abuja.cant we have an extreem security.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rolf wittwer

    Due to soon "elections" in One-Party-Nigeria everything violent is possible.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kereen Nig

    They r giving us negative signal by killin innocent people bombin everywhere,is dat how they r goin 2 rule us,if they ve money 4 booms let them use the money to help less preveald children God wil even bless them more.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. big a

    I am very sad for nigeria.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mizh

    death to nigeria!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Charles T

    This is time to RISE up and sue the Bristish for this contraption creation called Nigeria. Are there any Pro Bono lawyers out there to help champion the cause of returning Nigeria to the pre-British creation status where the Yorubas kept to themselves, Igbos mind their own business, and the Malams roam the desert with their cows only to roam to the south in search of Kolas? We need to RISE up and sue the Queen of England for supporting the Lord Lugard's amalgamation of different ethnic units to form a dubious, and uncooperative-ethnicities-country called Nigeria.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mizh

    praise allah

    December 31, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • kfc

      Praise what? U must b a lunatic!

      December 31, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. holy smokes

    After Awole's rejection, Afonja, now master of Illorin, invited an itinerant Fulani scholar of Islam called Alim al-Salih into his ranks. By doing this, he hoped to secure the support of Yoruba Muslims (mainly slaves taking care of the Empire's horses) and volunteers from the Hausa-Fulani north in keeping Ilorin independent. Torn by internal struggle, Oyo could not defend itself against the Fulani.[39] Oyo-Ile was razed by the Fulani Empire in 1835 and the Oyo Empire collapsed in 1836,[41] once Afonja had been killed by the Fulani. Up to this day, the Illorin traditional ruler is an emir, whereas in the rest of Yoruba towns the kings are called oba or baale (Baale or Baba Onile meaning "father of the land" or "lord of the land"). "This is the one you speak of??? It became a protectorate of Great Britain in 1888 before further fragmenting into warring factions. Britain's fault .....right??? What utter tripe!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Charles T

    From the Archive:

    The North do not see Nigeria as a country as the rest of us would like to see it. Their plan from day one is to rule Nigeria forever unless the rest of us are ready to stop them. Just eleven days after independence in The Parrot of October 12, 1960, the Sardauna of Sokoto and the Premier of the Northern Region said the following:
    "This New Nation called Nigeria, should be an estate of our great grand father, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the North as willing tools, and the South, as conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future"

    Just six or seven months after that interview, he gave another interview to the DAILY TIMES of May 3, 1961 saying the following:
    "I'm set and fully armed, to conquer the Action Group, AG, in the same ruthless manner as my grandfather conquered Alkalawa, a town in Sokoto province, during the last century"

    The basis of this boastful interview could be traced to the events that occurred in 1959. It would be recalled that as a result of the elections of 1954, there were 162 seats in the Nigerian National Assembly. Out of this, the South has 83 seats and the North has 79 seats (these 79 seats include the Yoruba parts of Kwara). This allocation of seats was based on earlier census and it shows that there were more people in the South than in the North. If you take away the Yoruba of Kwara, t means that the North would have even less than 79 seats. But because Ahmadu Bello was afraid that his kinsmen would not be able to effectively compete with the rest of the country and dominate it the way he envisaged, he refused to allow Nigeria to have independence in 1957. After the West and the East received self-governance, the British overlords, in order to assuage his fears and put Nigeria in his control, created in 1959, 312 seats for the Nigerian National Assembly without any election or new Census – repeat without any elections or census. Out of this 312, the North was allocated 174 from the blues in the anticipation of the Parliamentary Political System being put in place for Nigeria’s independence in 1960. This effectively put political control of Nigeria in the hands of Ahmadu Bello and his stooge, Tafawa Balewa who in 1950 was reported by the TIME MAGAZINE of October 10, 1960 to have said there was no basis for Nigerian unity and it was only a wish of the British.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. holy smokes

    Hundreds of people suspected of being Boko Haram members escaped from prison in September after gunmen attacked the jail where they were being held.

    The group, which is known locally as the Taliban, wants Islamic law imposed across Nigeria.

    Is this what you really want????

    December 31, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bethann


    December 31, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kfash

    lord lugard ought not to hav almamagated d backward north with d developin south. nigeria is neva a nation. they wl surely burn in hell.

    December 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
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