Burnt and damaged vehicles are seen at the scene of the bomb blast explosion at Nyanyan, Abuja. Picture: Afolabi Sotunde

Abuja -

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan vowed that the country would overcome a brutal insurgency by Boko Haram Islamists as he visited the scene of a bus station bombing that killed at least 71 people on Monday.

"We have lost quite a number," Jonathan said at the Nyanya bus terminal on the outskirts of the capital Abuja. "The issue of Boko Haram is quite an ugly history within this period of our own development ... But we will get over it ... The issue of Boko Haram is temporary." - Sapa-AFP