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At least 16 people have been killed after a car laden with explosives blew up outside the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital, tearing a huge hole in one side of the building.Witn esses told the Associated Press that a sedan broke through the exit at the UN compound, ramming through two separate gates as guards tried to stop it. The suicide bomber drove the car up to the main reception of the building before detonating, inflicting the most damage possible, witnesses said."I saw scattered bodies," said Michael Ofilaje, a Unicef worker at the building. "Many people are dead."He said it felt like "the blast came from the basement and shook the building".The building houses about 400 employees of the UN in Nigeria, including the majority of its offices. A local UN spokesman declined to comment but a hospital administrator told the AP it had treated as many as 40 victims so far, with more coming in
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) â€” A large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Friday, flattening one wing of the building and killing several people. A U.N. official in Geneva called it a bomb attack."I saw scattered bodies," said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. "Many people are dead."He said it felt like "the blast came from the basement and shook the building."The building houses about 400 employees of the U.N. in Nigeria, including the majority of its offices. A local U.N. spokesman declined to comment.Alessandra Vellucci, a spokeswoman for the U.N. office in Geneva, said the global body's offices in Abuja had been bombed.She told The Associated Press that there was no word yet on casualties.The building, located in the same neighborhood as the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic posts in Abuja, had a huge hole punched in it.Local police spokesman Jimoh Moshood confirmed the blast, but said police were still investigating the cause.No one immediately claimed responsibilit y for the blast, but oil-rich Nigeria faces terrorism threats on multiple fronts. Last year, a militant group from the country's crude-producing Niger Delta blew up car bombs in the capital during Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary ceremony, killing at least 12
We are not in this alone. This was attack on all United Nations members and not Nigeria.If Nigeria refuse to do something substantial as usual, I believe other nations we certainly do something.