Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Lagos Car And Abuja Mall Bombing

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Lagos Car And Abuja Mall Bombing

By Vanguard on July 13, 2014
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Rescue service work at the scene of an explosion at a shopping mall in Abuja, Nigeria, June 25, 2014. An explosion rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja and police say at least over 20 people have been killed and many wounded. (Photo Credit: Olamikan Gbemiga/AP Photo)

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack the same day at a fuel depot in Lagos, in a new video seen by AFP Sunday.

The authorities tried to cover up the Lagos attack, describing it as an industrial accident, but an AFP investigation revealed it was a deliberate explosion.

The scene of the blast at Apapa.

“I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it,” Abubakar Shekau says of the Lagos bomb, while claiming responsibility for the “bomb in filthy Abuja” that killed at least 22 people.

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