The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the bomb explosion in the east of Abuja. I unreservedly condemn those responsible and hope they are swiftly brought to justice.
I offer the British government’s deepest condolences to the bereaved and those who have suffered injury. We will continue to work closely with the Nigerian government to help them tackle the threat from terrorism.
The FCO has updated its travel advice, advising British Nationals to avoid the area concerned.
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