Nigeria: Bomb at Arabic school wounds 7

2011-12-28 13:33

Lagos - A bomb was thrown into an Arabic school in Delta state in southern Nigeria, wounding at least seven, police said Wednesday, after Christmas attacks sparked fears of sectarian violence in the country.

"A locally made low-capacity explosive was thrown into an Arabic school in Sapele at 22:00 yesterday," said state police spokesperson Charles Mouka.

"It was thrown from an unidentified moving car ... Six children and one adult were wounded. They are receiving treatment in the hospital. No deaths were recorded and no arrests have been made."

The children are between five and eight years old, he said. They had been at the school for night Arabic and Koranic lessons, said Mouka.

Christmas bombings occurred in several locations in Nigeria blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram that killed 40 people, with the deadliest an explosion outside a church near the capital Abuja as mass was ending.

Nigerian leaders have been seeking to calm tensions amid fears the Christmas attacks could set off sectarian violence in a country roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominately Christian south.

  • BA - 2011-12-28 13:46

    It's a great pity that the muslims have started this cycle of violence.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-28 13:58

      ba.give us some proof to justify your statement

      BA - 2011-12-28 15:06

      Are you flipping joking? Did you not read that on Christmas day boko haram killed over 40 Christians in terrorist attacks? If you want proof read any damn newspaper, fool.

      Jemalkiin Dhaah - 2011-12-28 17:34

      we can't blame the whole muslim coz in every communitiy christian or muslim there's good and bad ppl, so lets co oporate with police and catch the individual who behind this. Otherwise the 3rd world war is coming.

  • Jerzy - 2011-12-28 16:12

    BA youre an idiot for not realizing that sectarian violence has plagued Nigeria for years. Instead of pointing fingers at who started it, maybe we should look at ways we could all play a part in educating people about freedom of religion, as well as liberating the oppressed and occupied people of the world.

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