More details have been revealed by eyewitnesses on what really happened late last night, October 2, in Kuje at the site of the bomb blast.
Naij.com correspondents who were at the scene of the blast in Kuje spoke with some residents of the area who gave different narratives of how the blast happened.
“The blast happened as if there was an earthquake,” Mr. Samuel Adewole said.
An eye witness who asked to be anonymous said that the bomb blast happened twice with one suicide explosion at the police station and another explosion at the popular Kuje market which is a stone throw from the police station.
“The blast occurred twice. The was one at the gate of the police station with only suicide bomber the casualty recorded. The suicide bomber couldn’t make it into the police station before the bomb exploded,” the anonymous eyewitness said.
However, there are speculations as to the identity of the suicide bomber who according to residents of the area was a woman who wore a hijab.
A source who is also a police officer however, denied that the explosion happened twice. He also declined to give the numbers of people who died or got injured.
Mr Andrew, a resident of Kuje disclosed to Naij.com that close to (40) persons were injured and more than 18 died from the blast.
Andrew blamed the blast on the porous security in the area.
“The security is poor here and the army barracks that could have helped in providing security has been moved to Gwagwalada, leaving us with just a naval base in Pegi,” Andrew said.
There are police officers from the anti-bomb squad at scene of the blast with blood stains and body parts of victims scattered all over.
Police investigators were also seen checking out a motorcycle allegedly used by the bombers.
Watch how one more survivor of the October 2 Abuja bombings was driven to a hospital this morning by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps:
Prior to the bomb blasts, a Twitter user with the handle @chimaokoro63 was said to have predicted the attacks. The Twitter user had said the Boko Haram sect were also going to attack Lagos state as well as security operatives from the police, army and navy.