50 Dead in Attack on Church in Northern Nigeria

At least fifty people dead in the attack which targeted the Easter Sunday church festival in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

“It was a big explosion that shook the whole city,” and about 50 people may have died, Shehu Sani, president of the Civil Rights Congress, said by phone from Kaduna. The explosion occurred about 8:30 a.m. local time near the Assemblies of God protestant church in the city, Sani said. Nobody has claimed responsibility so far.

“We have now fifty people in a double explosion. Bombs exploded in two cars in front of the church.” An official said on condition of anonymity.

Witnesses said the car laden with explosives was detonated while the city’s main churches were holding Easter services.

Recently Islamic extremists attack on churches and other sites on the occasion of Birth festival in 2011, aimed at a nearby church most infamous of the federal capital, Abuja that left 44 people. The authorities then warned of possible attacks on the occasion of the Passover festival.

It’s noteworthy that Britain advised its nationals to avoid travel to Nigeria on Thursday during the holiday due to the risk of terrorist attacks.

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