Two bomb blasts in towns on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, late Friday killed at least 18 and left 41 injured, a government official told Reuters, shattering more than a year of peace in the city.
National Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Manzo Ezekiel told Reuters that the first explosion in Kuje went off near a police station.
On Saturday, President Mohammadu Buhari tweeted his condolences to the victims of Friday's attacks.
Abuja was last bombed on June 25, 2014, when 22 people died in an explosion at a popular shopping center in the Wuse district.
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