Nigeria warned of imminent attack

2010-10-15 18:30

Lagos - Nigerian militant group Mend on Friday warned of an "imminent" attack in the country's capital, after having claimed responsibility for twin car bombings on Independence Day two weeks ago.

"We have decided to carry out another attack in Abuja without altering our mode of operation to prove the suspects' innocence," the statement said after criticising authorities' response to the previous explosions.

"As usual we will give a 30-minutes advance warning to avoid civilian casualties, then sit back and watch how the blame game will be played out on all those already falsely accused."

The statement was titled "imminent bomb attack in Abuja." Referring to the previous bombings, it claimed the government "responded by arresting innocent persons on trumped-up charges, linking them with the attack".