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Apr 9, 2011

Bomb Explosion Rocked INEC's office in Suleja, Niger state killing 25 people

A  bomb explosion  rocked INEC's office in Suleja, Niger state killing 25 people. 8 of these people are reportedly Youth corpers. The dead corps members were part of those who had arrived in time to receive their material allocation and possibly pass the night there to enable them set out early today to their polling booths.
INEC released this statemen
Statement By Hon. Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) On The Explosion In Suleija, Niger State
It is with heavy heart and sorrow that we received the news this evening of an explosion that occurred at the INEC LGA office in Suleija, Niger State. The unfortunate incident occurred when the Commission was deploying personnel and materials in preparation for tomorrow’s National Assembly elections. We
condemn this cowardly and dastardly action, which seems designed to instill fear in Nigerians and paralyze their aspirations for peaceful and credible elections.  
Reports reaching the Commission indicate that there have been fatalities and injuries involving both regular and ad-hoc staff on national service. Investigations are still ongoing.
Our deep sympathies go to the families of all these young Nigerians who lost their lives or were injured. They have made enormous sacrifices in the service of their fatherland, and May God Almighty reward them appropriately. 
Similarly, the Commission commiserates with the Director General, Management and all members of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme over this tragic incident.
All Nigerians must remain resolved not to allow the perpetrators of this dastardly act to achieve their aim of scuttling the aspiration of Nigerians for free, fair, peaceful and credible elections.
We are working closely with the security agencies to ensure that all those behind this mindless incident are tracked down and brought to justice very soon.
Thank you.
Prof. Attahiru M. Jega, OFR.

May their souls R.I.P and may God give their families the fortitude to bear this 'avoidable'  loss.