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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    amazingly... after the rock blast, a perfect stone wall was formed..

    August 26, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury

    August 26, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Ajayi

    It is sad that nigerians are taking this bombing incidents lightly, that this incidents are matters of national security, the president is not taking a definite stance about it and now it has reached the international level, Nigeria is turning to a breeding ground for islamic fundamentalists to operate. The people responsible should be fished out and all their fundamental human rights withdrawn. This is no fight against the government, but battle of sick muslims. Nigerians a friendly and peacefull people.

    August 26, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. amaka uzah

    God help us,it's no longer funny.we are peace loving people.the government should do something fast.we don't need the interference of other countries.I think we should split this country into two and let the useless Muslims stay on their own.they are giving us a bad name.we should be thinking about how to make our economy better and not how to destroy it.

    August 26, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. akinwale awodola-peters

    Its disheartening knowing that our national security is in shambles. This state in which we are right now is a product of years of proper inoculation of greed on the part of our law enforcement agencies and our very visionless ex-military leaders and politicians, whose sole concern in governance is" how much can i make from the country called NIGERIA "

    August 26, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. jamal obev

    We are NOT called nigerians and our country isnt nigeria. American racist always call us that derogatory term. We are colored peoples. Our country is called ONAMI and our people are either called ONAMIS or colored.

    August 26, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Vicky

    The president should please wake up from his slumber and take concrete step concerning security in this country. They should train the police well and pay them well enough so that they can be concerned about how to save lives and not collect bribes from the very criminals that perpetuate evil in our beloved society. Its so pain full that we, who are very accomodating cant tell the difference between the good, the bad and the ugly.

    August 26, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Vic

    If the very security personels are of the same religion as the suicide bomber, that could also be an issue. Gadafi may be in kano state nigeria

    August 26, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Vic

    This is not the time to sit back and watch in awe at nigeria. This is the time for other countries to rally round and see how we can solve the issues of terrorism. Its not a fight against nigeria alone. Tomorrow it could be another country.

    August 26, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. outalimit

    "ONAMI", I've never heard that name before, but I prefer that name to "Nigera".

    August 26, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. outalimit

    So there is a conflict between the Arabs and the true Africans, the UH has taken sides in this conflict; as seen in Libya, bombing and supporting the Arabs to tople a african leader! Naybe the africans are rising to the chalenge-striking at the arab supporters.

    August 26, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. iriaka chigozie

    I don't we are save in this country again...this is getting too much; our president and law enforcement agents should do their work,before we all die in country.

    August 26, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. peter seri

    That is why i once said, we should surrender the world to terrorists and look for another planet to live in, as they seem to be succeeding more in their bid to make the world inhabitable, despite all the efforts to curtail them. If the WTC and UN premises with all their security sophistication are attacked, then tell me where is safe? ......

    August 26, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |

    i didn't know there was a rock band named "bomb blast" are they any good?

    August 26, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |


    August 26, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
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