Today In Nigerian History: 26th April

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A suicide attack at the Abuja bureau of ThisDay newspaper and a car bombing at another of its offices killed at least nine (9) people in the first such strikes against the country’s media. ..

The explosions which occurred simultaneously rocked Thisday office in Abuja and another location near its office in Kaduna.

Just while rescue was ongoing in Abuja, the explosion in Kaduna went off. The Kaduna explosion occurred in Kontagora Road by Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, Kaduna at a building housing some media houses which included Thisday, The Sun and The Moment.

The site of the explosion in Kaduna is popular for vendors and newspaper distributors. Many news organizations have small offices around the area. The suspect allegedly threw in the device but was captured by witnesses while escaping the scene. He was later handed in to the police.

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