Catholic church hit in suicide terrorist attack - 90 Percent of Victims Are Children

October 29, 2012

Two more people died in revenge attacks, including one man who was burned alive when a crowd from the church went on the rampage.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the strike, in Kaduna city, but Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamist militants, were suspected.

The group, which is fighting for strict Sharia law to be imposed in the country's north, carried out a similar attack on three churches in Kaduna in June.

The bomber yesterday drove his vehicle to the gates of St Rita's Church in the city, 140 miles north of the capital, Abuja, and detonated his explosives when guards refused him entry to the compound.

Christopher Oyebanji, a Kaduna businessman who was at the 9am service, described how the church building was badly damaged in the attack.

"There was a huge explosion from outside, I was lucky that I was near the door and I managed to escape, but the walls and the roof nearest the bomber fell down straight away," he said.

"I saw two people who were killed being carried out of the church. There were so many other people who were injured, with blood pouring from their wounds. It was so terrible."

FINISH

 

 


blog comments powered by Disqus

10 year FSM Anniversary

Judge announcing verdict in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

May 23, 2015  10:31 AM

Brelo facing two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the shooting deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in 2012

'Pathetic': AP runs cover for Dems scrambling to repair 'deceptive' Obamacare

May 23, 2015  09:44 AM

Associated Press writer avoids the incredible irony here.

Matt Drudge unloads on Republicans over support for TPA

May 22, 2015  10:51 PM

"It's the Night of The Republican Suicide."

Susan Rice explains why South Sudan needs to make global warming worse

May 22, 2015  08:09 PM

For the past couple of days, we’ve been treated to speeches from both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the national security implications of manmade global warming caused primarily from the burning of carbon intensive fossil fuels. For example, here’s President Obama in a commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy: […]

Oops! Could this be Planned Parenthood's most 'accidentally accurate' email subject line? [pic]

May 22, 2015  05:45 PM

Yep. Nailed it.

FSM Archives

More in PUBLICATIONS ( 1 OF 25 ARTICLES )