ISIS Claims Responsibility For Abuja Bomb Blasts, Releases Photos Of Suicide Bombers Responsible
The Islamic State (IS) terrorists group has claimed responsibility for the multiple bomb explosions that rocked the nations capital, Abuja on Friday night.
The claim was released by the group in an Arabic message which was tweeted by Radio France International correspondent in Tunisia / Libya, David Thompson.
Thompson also tweeted pictures of the three suicide bombers the terrorist group claimed carried out the bomb attacks in the city.
“The Islamic State
# EI claims the attacks of the day in Abuja # Nigeria”, Thompson tweeted
He added that: “The
# EI province West Africa (eg Boko Haram) broadcasts pictures of 3 of 3 authors suicide bombers attacks in Abuja.”
Boko Haram is the West African affiliate of the Islamic State group, after its leader, Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance last year to the Baghdadi led group.
Two of the suicide bombers are relatively young with one of them looking blind in the left left eye.
The Abuja explosions went off in the outskirts of the Nigerian capital leaving at least 18 people dead.
Spokesman Manzo Ezekiel said that the bomb in Kuje went off near a police station while the one in Nyanya detonated in a crowded area not far from the site of two blasts in April and May last year that killed at least 90 people.
Before then, there had not been an attack on the capital in two years.