News just reaching us are reporting that two bomb blasts have rocked the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja late last night causing a number of deaths, officials say.

The first struck near a police station in Kuje, 25 miles (40km) from Abuja, the second hit a bus stop in Nyanya.

No group has said it carried out the attacks yet but suspicion has fallen on Boko Haram Islamists.

While the militant group has attacked Abuja before, its insurgency has mostly focused on the north-east.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, is where the militants first based its campaign to carve out an Islamist state in 2009.

As reported by BBC News

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