Boko Haram Bombs Nigerian Catholic Church – Five Dead
A Catholic church in Kano, northern Nigeria was bombed by Boko Haram Sunday.
No fewer than five people were killed.
The bomb went off at St Charles Catholic Church in Kano. (Osun Defender)
Sky News reported:
At least five people have been killed and eight injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s north.
The attack came shortly after the end of mass, police spokesman Frank Mba said on Sunday.
‘We suspect an IED (improvised explosive device) that was thrown from across the road’ at the Saint Charles Catholic church in Kano’s Sabon Gari district, which has suffered previous attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
‘We heard the explosion at around 2.15pm and moments later a police anti-bomb truck sped past in the direction of the scene,’ said local worker Idowu Kazim.