Nigeria attacks increasingly hit public

2012-04-10 21:42

Kaduna - Suicide bombers and gunmen in northern Nigeria are passing over increasingly fortified government structures for softer targets like churches and beer parlours - and hitting the nation's impoverished masses in the process.

One local preacher said on Tuesday: "You don't know who will be the next target. It's disturbing."

The fears come after a suicide car bombing on Sunday in Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna state, killed at least 41 people. The bomber apparently had turned away from attacking a church just before his explosives detonated.

No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, though suspicion has fallen on a radical Islamist sect in Nigeria known as Boko Haram.