20 die in attack on church services

2012-04-29 18:10

Kano - Attackers armed with bombs and guns opened fire at outdoor church services at a Nigerian university on Sunday, killing about 20 people as they tried to flee, witnesses and officials said.

A powerful explosion and gunfire rocked Bayero University in the northern city of Kano, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they were being held outdoors on the campus.

At least a dozen bodies could be seen on a roadside by the university, but the exact number was unclear.

Musical instruments and half-eaten meals could be seen at the site of one of the services.

An army spokesperson confirmed the attack but could not provide a casualty toll.

It appeared as if the attackers used bombs and gunfire in the assault.

Witnesses said the attackers arrived in a car and two motorcycles, opening fire and throwing homemade bombs, causing a stampede.

They said worshippers were gunned down as they tried to flee.

  • Godfrey - 2012-04-29 18:34

    May God punish these faceless evil doers.

      hsebolelo - 2012-04-29 20:32

      He failed to punish\r\nD Romans, after killing Ur Christ...

      Godfrey - 2012-04-29 20:57

      @hsebolelo.. The Romans did not killed my Christ, He gave His life as a sacrifice. You need to meet Him and experience His LOVE and KINDNESS.

  • Rob - 2012-04-29 19:11

    Muslims !

      Jaba - 2012-04-30 13:41

      Religion of peaceā€¦ Marketing at its best.

  • ckchurchyll - 2012-04-29 19:55

    this is really disgusting...worshipers being killed for worshiping. very outrageous!

  • zaatheist - 2012-04-29 19:56

    Religious war. Both sides worship the same imaginary magic man in the sky yet they kill each other in an argument as to which religious gang knows the best way of flattering the insecure jerk.

      Ayefeli Mudau - 2012-04-29 20:25

      let GOD punish this killers

      Gavin - 2012-04-29 21:03

      Ja zaatheist - Bet you gonna sing a way different tune when the Lord comes - you seem to know it all - also very comfortable blaspheming from your little soap box !! By the way - I serve a living God, and his son is Jesus Christ, Yes, the same ressurected one the Romans (and Jews) killed !!

      Catherine - 2012-04-29 21:18

      For somebody who claims God is an imaginary magic man, you seem to blame him for every ill in the world.

  • sbudesh1 - 2012-04-29 21:14

    May God forgive them

  • Omo - 2012-04-29 21:51

    @Godfey..They are not faceless they are sponsored by the PDP bigwigs.Try to follow Nigerians news and you will understand what i am talking about.The PDP is probably the most corrupt party on planet earth and their thirst for power by the northern faction of the party is what is driving Boko Harams attacks.The day PDP is eliminated from the power base is the boko Haram will disappear.

      loftycrane - 2012-04-30 12:49

      I have looked up Boko Haram and PDP - Boko Haram's founder, Mohammed Yusuf was killed while in police custody and the revenge notion of eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth has once again reared its ugly head. What is needed is a realization that violence creates more violence and some form of communication needs to be established between protagonists.

  • stefaans.blaauw - 2012-04-30 13:36

    Have you not learned, that you cannot negotiate with mudrers terrorists and rapists, this is why GOD said and eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. Hunt them dow and kill them all.

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