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Nyanya Bombing: Government Cleans Up Site

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Officials of Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) have begun cleaning up the site of Monday bomb blast in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, which killed over 100 persons.

A powerful explosive believed to have been planted by Boko Haram insurgents, early Monday morning ripped through Abuja's biggest bus terminal killing over 100 persons and injuring many more.

When Pointblanknews visited the site, Tuesday, AEPB officials were sighted cleaning and disinfecting the bus terminal.

Combined teams of soldiers, policemen and civil defenders were sighted guarding the cordoned off terminal.

Also sighted was an AEPB water tanker scouring portions of the terminal caked with blood and mangled human body parts.

An AEPB official who craved anonymity told that the clean up was to avert the outbreak of an epidemic,

“You know this area is very close to the Nyanya market where all sorts of food items are sold. We don't want a situation where decomposing body parts would pose a health hazard to market users,” he offered.

He disclosed that the clean up would continue until “all sections of the site believed to have been contaminated with human flesh and blood are covered.”

At the scene of the blast, at least 20 high-capacity buses belonging to the Federal Capital Territory administration bore tell tale signs of the attack.

Also destroyed by the attack were several private and commercial vehicles, and scores cores of commercial motorcycles.

Meanwhile, life has gradually returned to Nyanya, Karu and Mararaba.

After Monday's attack, apparently out of concern for their safety, most shop owners on the very busy Nyanya and Mararaba ends of the Abuja- Keffi expressway locked up their business premises.