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Nigeria Easter car bomb attack kills 38

2012-04-08 17:10

Lagos - A state emergency management official says 38 people were killed in a car bombing that struck a central Nigeria city.

Abubakar Zakari Adamu told The Associated Press that the figure includes a canvassing of local hospitals in Kaduna.

Adamu said others were seriously wounded by the blast.

The bomb exploded on Sunday morning as churchgoers in the city on the dividing line between Nigeria's largely Christian south and Muslim north attended Easter services.

Both the UK and the US warned its citizens that violence was possible in Nigeria this weekend.

A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks across the country.

Comments
  • Alechenu - 2012-04-08 17:38

    What is the meaning of all this thing, one day bush meat will cach hunter.

      thabane.dladla - 2012-04-08 18:32

      Lol what kind of a English like that tjo?

      thabane.dladla - 2012-04-08 18:32

      Lol what kind of a English like that tjo?

  • spartanx93 - 2012-04-08 18:11

    If Nigeria knew what was good for them. They would mobilise their armies to the North and hunt & kill everyone affiliated to Boko Haram. Don't threaten, don't arrest.... Just take them all out! These people are becoming a desiease to africa and if its not controlled it will spreadand becme uncontrollable!

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-08 19:56

    africa rocks,into a volcano

  • Paul - 2012-04-09 08:45

    Tragic! These people were just having an Easter church service and were blown away by this radical Islamic group. What would motivate such a ruthless attack? Perhaps a ruthless god and holy book which encourage jihad.

  • Zing - 2012-04-10 10:06

    38 dead, and this hardly makes news. This is sad. I suppose if you have to go visit Nigeria, stay the hell away from any churches. Bombs don't kill people. Religion kills people!

      Russell - 2012-04-11 11:58

      and when one Palestinian is killed, its all over the news and the whole world feels sorry for the poor "Palestinians" and yet when terrorists kill 38 civilians, it does not even make front page news. It's really a shame that the world has such double standards. The UN does not give a F**k about Nigeria and there has ,not been a word from South Africa. I really feel for my African brothers in Nigeria and I am disgusted that the world does F**K all to help them. Oh wait according to the UN and the world, the poor "Palestinians" are more important.

      Russell - 2012-04-11 11:58

      and when one Palestinian is killed, its all over the news and the whole world feels sorry for the poor "Palestinians" and yet when terrorists kill 38 civilians, it does not even make front page news. It's really a shame that the world has such double standards. The UN does not give a F**k about Nigeria and there has ,not been a word from South Africa. I really feel for my African brothers in Nigeria and I am disgusted that the world does F**K all to help them. Oh wait according to the UN and the world, the poor "Palestinians" are more important.

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