Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on Friday visited scene of the bomb explosion at Bannex Plaza, Aminu Kano in Abuja where at least 21 people were killed and several others injured.
Touched by the level of devastation, the President declared that Nigeria has entered one of the darkest phase in its history.
“This is one of the darkest phases in the history of our nation but surely we will get over it,” Jonathan said in front of the cordoned area, still littered by rubble and charred cars.
“It is extremely painful that when some Nigerians are … working hard to take care of their families and train their children, others are busy planning to kill people, intimidate. In a civil war you know the battle line … you know where to run to. But this one, the enemies are in your pocket, ” he said.
Director of Defence Information, Major- General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that two of the suspected bombers were arrested at the scene and were being interrogated, adding that another who had tried to escape on a motorbike was shot dead and a bag containing explosives recovered from him.