2011 Abuja police headquarters bombing
|2011 Abuja police headquarters bombing|
|Location||Abuja, FCT, Nigeria|
|Date||16 June 2011|
|Suicide car bombing|
|Deaths||2 to 6 (including the perpetrator)|
The 2011 Abuja police headquarters bombing was believed to be the first suicide bombing in Nigeria's history. The attack occurred on 16 June 2011, when a suicide bomber drove a car bomb onto the premises of the Louis Edet House in Abuja, the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force. He may have been trying to kill Inspector-General of Police Hafiz Ringim, whose convoy he followed into the compound, but he was stopped by security before he could do so.
It was confirmed that the bomber and a traffic policeman were killed, although authorities said there may have been up to six casualties.
- Brock, Joe (17 June 2011). "Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper". Reuters. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- Two die in Abuja bombing The Nation, 16 June 2011.
- Force hqtrs bombing: Suicide bomber was a foreigner — Interim report Vanguard, 17 June 2011.
- Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists 'bombed Abuja police HQ'
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