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Blast at bus station kills 72 people; President blames Islamic extremists

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ABUJA, Nigeria —Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation’s capital.

Survivors screamed in anguish as billows of black smoke rose and firefighters worked to put out the fires.

Visiting the blast scene, President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram, the homegrown terrorist network that has targeted schools, churches, mosques, villages…

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