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Nigeria arrests suspect in April bus station bombing

By Ed Payne and Radina Gigova, CNN
updated 8:52 AM EDT, Wed July 16, 2014
Nigerian workers clean the site of a bomb blast in Abuja on April 15, 2014.
Nigerian workers clean the site of a bomb blast in Abuja on April 15, 2014.

(CNN) -- One of the masterminds of April's Nyanya Motor Park bombing that killed 71 people has been arrested, Nigerian police said.

About 130 people were hurt when a parked vehicle exploded in the bus station that was crowded with early morning commuters.

Bus stop blast kills at least 9 in Abuja

Aminu Ogwuche was extradited to Nigeria from Sudan, where he had taken refuge, police said.

Boko Haram's leader claimed responsibility for the April 14 bombing.

The Islamist militant group -- whose name means "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa language -- has bombed schools, churches and mosques; kidnapped women and children; and assassinated politicians and religious leaders.

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