UN chief condemns "indiscriminate" killing of people in Nigeria bus station attack

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The "indiscriminate" killing of more than 70 people in a bomb blast at a bus station in Nigeria has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

The explosion at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, happened on Monday morning during the rush hour.

In a statement Mr Ban said he was shocked and saddened by the many lives that had been lost and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

He offered his condolences to the bereaved families and to those injured.

No-one initially claimed responsibility for the bombing.

In the past, the Boko Haram militant group has carried out similar attacks, but mainly in the north-east of the country.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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