It’s Sunday…. Twin Bomb Blasts Kill 11 People at Nigerian Military Church

Security forces view the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Eleven people were murdered at a Christian church today in Nigeria. Two car bombers attacked a military church after services this morning.
Aljazeera reported:

At least 11 people have reportedly been killed after car bombs were detonated at a Protestant church inside a military barracks in Jaji in Nigeria’s Kaduna State.

“A Kia-branded car drove into the church premises … then detonated the bomb” with the driver still inside, a military officer told the Reuters news agency, asking not to be named. The first blast exploded at around 1145GMT.

“Then an ash-coloured Toyota Camry drove in and exploded while people came to help after the first bomb. Most people died from the second blast.”

Nigeria’s National Emergency Agency confirmed there had been an explosion inside the barracks and said it was “likely at a worship centre”.

“I saw five bodies and scores injured,” a second officer told Reuters. The death toll has not yet been officially confirmed.

“There was a blast today in a church inside the military barracks in Jaji,” military spokesman Colonel Sani Usman told the AFP news agency.

“It happened after the church service.”

Islamists have attacked numerous churches this year killing dozens of Christians.

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  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    if the catholic church could just get more ecumenical that would solve the problems. just ask the catholic clergy in america.

  • [email protected]

    Muslim savages love to attack on other people’s holy days.

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  • Robert

    The authorities should find out what mosque the bombers attended, and level it.

    Preferably, with the so-called “cleric” inside.

  • bg


    oh Nigeria is just another one of the MB’s AQ et al training camps..

    wait until the real deal starts going down here, i’m sure
    Obama’s base will be aiding, abetting, and celebrating..


  • bg
  • Elizabeth

    Am I mis-reading this little piece? First it says the bomb was at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Then it goes on to say that a Protestant church was bombed. What’s the deal here? Is the article talking about two separate incidents or they can’t get it straight what church was bombed?

  • bg


    June 16, 1998

    Assistant Secretary Susan Rice on Eritrea and Ethiopia

    [PHIL PONCE: The former ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington,
    is quoted as saying that Nigeria is the most important nation in Africa.
    What are the U.S. interests there?

    SUSAN RICE: Well, Nigeria, first of all, is the largest nation in Africa in
    terms of population. It has got some of Africa’s most important natural
    resources, oil, gas, and other resources. It has a large military, which
    has actually made some important contributions to regional peace and
    security in Liberia and more recently in Sierra Leone. So we have an
    interest in that economy growing and it achieving its full potential. We
    have an obvious interest in promotional democracy and respect for
    human rights, and we’d also like to see Nigeria continue to play a
    leadership role in Africa and a constructive role in regional affairs.]

    more here, and here, and a side dish, so to speak..


  • bg


    Elizabeth #7 November 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    the photo is of a previous attack in 2011..

    the story is about the most recent attack in 2012..

    the extra link depicts more attacks that
    have taken place at various times.. hth


  • Elizabeth

    @bg: Thanks. I just caught that! I was indeed overlooking the date under the photo. Confused me.

  • bg


    Elizabeth #10 November 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    you’re welcome..

    re: [Confused]

    oh yes, i know all too well, and i’ve
    been coming here for a long time.. 😀