Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York which Nigerian leader president Muhammadu Buhari will attend this week, a locally-made bomb exploded in the heart of the commercial city of the United States of America on Saturday 17 September 2016 night.
According to a report by The Mirror,
A ‘homemade bomb’ hidden in a trashcan has exploded in New York injuring at least 29 people.
Terrified witnesses said they heard a “loud boom” and felt the ground beneath them shake before seeing a huge “fireball” erupt into the air.
A second suspected bomb in a pressure cooker with wires attached to it and connected to what resembled a mobile phone was found blocks away.
CCTV caught the moment the explosive device detonated blasting out windows, damaging cars and sending dozens of terrified people running for their lives just days after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The blast occurred at 8.30pm on 23rd Street, a major east-west thoroughfare in the fashionable downtown neighborhood of Chelsea as people enjoyed the New York city nightlife.
Eye-witnesses described the moment the device went off as NY city mayor Bill de Blasio said it was an “intentional act.”
Witness Deborah said: “All of a sudden we hear a boom and I mean it was loud and shook the building and everything it was BAM and we ran.
“We saw people running toward sue, holding their ears coughing and wiping their eyes and stuff like that,and we’re ‘are you alright?’ Are you alright?
“And while we was doing that, we saw a big cloud of smoke. It was clear and there was a fireball in between.”
Police carrying out a sweep of the area in the aftermath found a second device – a pressure cooker with with wires connecting it to a mobile phone and a piece of paper with writing on it was found nearby, according to CNN.
The Bomb disposal unit was called to examine the device and mobile phone footage taken by residents captured the moment a robot recovered the suspected bomb.