Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nigerian update

Just one today.  Sadly, only one is still a very bad thing.

From BikyaMasr Feb 20 by Habiba Salihu

Blast at Nigeria church injures two

Abuja (dpa) – A bomb attack outside a church in Abuja on Sunday, suspected to be by Nigeria’s Boko Haram sect, has left at least two people seriously injured, the country’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

Several other worshipers were also hurt in the blast in the suburb of Sulieja.

Five cars were also badly damaged in the attack when a parked car filled with explosives detonated outside the Christ Embassy Church.

Witness Ngozi Favour told dpa that “the church service was still on-going when the car exploded, otherwise we would have suffered more casaulties.”

Sulieja is a volatile area known for previous attacks – including one during the 2011 presidential election at the Independent Electoral Office left scores dead.

Human rights organizations say more than 250 people have been killed since January in attacks carried out by the group.

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