Car bombs target Nigerian church
on 25/11/2012 16:32:11
The first explosion occurred after a church service in a military barracks in Jaji town in Kaduna state, said National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushau Shuaib.
A second blast occurred just outside the church minutes later.
A medic said the church targeted was a Protestant church.
Shuaib said the casualties are not yet known.
The attack comes two days after a special military taskforce announced that it would be giving a total of 1.8 million dollars in rewards for information that could led to the arrest of top Boko Haram members.
The twin blasts also came a month after another church was attacked in the city of Kaduna, about 25 miles from Jaji.
In that attack, a suicide bomber rammed a 4x4 loaded with explosives into St. Rita's Catholic church holding Mass on October 28 in Kaduna, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 100 others, authorities said.
The killings sparked instant reprisals in a city with a history of religious violence, leaving at least two more people dead.