Nigeria Blast Kills 71, Boko Haram Blamed

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At least 71 people were killed and 124 others injured Monday, after a bomb was detonated at a Nigerian bus station during morning rush hour. It’s the deadliest attack on the country’s capital, Abuja. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene hours after the attack. While no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, Johnathan says the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram is to blame.

CCTV’s Nina Edwards reports.

Nigeria Blast Kills 71, Boko Haram Blamed

Nigeria Blast Kills 71, Boko Haram Blamed

At least 71 people were killed and 124 others injured Monday, after a bomb was detonated at a Nigerian bus station during morning rush hour. It's the first attack on the capital in two years and the deadliest to ever hit the country's capital, Abuja. The country's President, Goodluck Jonathan, visited the scene hours after the attack. While no group has claimed responsibility, Johnathan says the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram is to blame. CCTV's Nina Edwards reports that there are fears this is a sign that an already severe conflict has been excacerbated.