Nigeria Hit By Yet Another Terrorist Attack

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May 1 2014 6:38 PM

Nigeria Hit By Yet Another Terrorist Attack

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan.

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With more than 200 teenage girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram group still missing—and the same militants having killed 70 with a car bomb in the capital of Abuja on April 14—another explosion in Abuja today killed at least nine people. Initial accounts suggest a car bomb may have been responsible. And, as Reuters points out, a major event next week presents yet more security risks for a government that does not seem to be able to stop the domestic attacks.

The latest attack is an embarrassment for Jonathan's government, which had announced a massive security operation to protect the World Economic Forum on Africa scheduled for May 7-9 in Abuja. The forum, a regional replica of the Davos, Switzerland event, brings together international leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and philanphropists.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang is expected to be among those attending the summit.

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