Suicide bomber injures many in Kaduna Church explosion

The bomber has been confirmed dead.

A bomb explosion occurred on Sunday morning at a Catholic Church in Kaduna State.

The explosion occurred at St Theresa’s Catholic Church in the Unguwa Yero, Badarawa Kwaru area of Kaduna.

Reports indicate that a car, a Honda CRV, broke through the church fence into the church,  and exploded.

Witnesses say before the explosion, may worshippers, close by, thought the car had an accident and rushed towards it to help the likely victims. The subsequent explosion caused varying levels of injuries to the rescuers, many of whom have been rushed to the hospital. Some witnesses also claim to have seen many bodies that were subsequently evacuated.

The driver of the car died instantly, witnesses said.

The area of the blast has been cordoned by security officials and members of the Federal Road Safety Corps.

Kaduna State Police spokesperson, Aminu Lawal, who confirmed the blast said only the suicide bomber-the driver- died. The number of injured is yet to be ascertained.

No group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack, though the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have carried out similar attacks targeting churches.


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  • Eziokwu bu Ndu

    It is obvious the extremists are losing steam and getting frustrated. No ideology can be more unpopular than killing inocent people who have gone to seek refuge against troubled and troubling times with their God. What has Christians In Nigeria done to deserve the mindless massacre? Until recently, I thought that only Muslim worshippers had the right to close public roads and streets for the 15 to 30 minutes that they pray. The swing is changing direction very interestingly. In Bauchi, all major roads or streets leading to churches remain closed from as early as 6.00am to 1.00pm. With this development, we do not need any stronger signal to indicate that the Christian Community could take to self defence should this injustice and articulated faith cleansing continue. Movement is limited and those (mostly Muslims) who cannot wait for church service to end have to “manage” the bye-pass. How did Nigeria slip to this very low ebb? On Fridays and Sundays, the city looks like soldiers are being mobilized to war to maintain security as Muslims and Christians worship respectively. This is not the meaning of independence, freedom, development or peace. A society where citizens can not express their right to freedom of worship without fear of beimg killed or maimed is not free. Nigeria must be free.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Up CPC! Sai Buhari!

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Religion of hate at work. I am sure the suicide bomber is enjoying his 72 virgins in AlJinah. If in doubt ask Aliyu Tilde.

  • George

    This is a very evil act by bloodthirsty demons. Our heart goes out to the victims and their close ones who were attacked whilst worshipping (a very peaceful act) – and probably praying for peace in Nigeria. We continue to pray to God to expose and deal with the vampires. Amen.