2011 Abuja police headquarters bombing

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2011 Abuja police headquarters bombing
Location Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Date 16 June 2011
Target Hafiz Ringim
Attack type
Suicide car bombing
Weapons Car bomb
Deaths 2 to 6 (including the perpetrator)
Perpetrators Boko Haram

The 2011 Abuja police headquarters bombing was believed to be the first suicide bombing in Nigeria's history.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

It was confirmed that the bomber and a traffic policeman were killed, although authorities said there may have been up to six casualties.[2]

The violent Sunni Islamist group Boko Haram claimed the explosion.[4]

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