Bus station bombing in Nigeria kills at least 71

BY Ariel Min  April 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM EDT

Monday’s bombing marked the bloodiest militant attack ever in Abuja.

A deadly explosion at a bus station in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, left at least 71 people dead and 124 wounded on Monday morning.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan believes Islamist extremist group Boko Haram is behind the attack, but an investigation is still underway to determine who is responsible.

The attack destroyed a total of 40 vehicles, including luxury buses, minibuses and cars. One official believes the bombs were buried underground, while the emergency management agency believes they were hidden in vehicles.

Monday’s bombing marked the bloodiest militant attack ever in Abuja. In March 2013, Boko Haram drove a car bomb into a bus station in Kano — Nigeria’s second biggest city — and killed at least 25 people.