Bomb laden car explodes in Northern Nigeria


Easter Sunday in Northern Nigeria was disrupted by a car bombing, which has been blamed on militant Islamist group Boko Haram.


Even with increased security in the region for the dignified Christian celebration, a car laden with explosives was blown up in the centre of the northern city of Kaduna.

Killed in the blast were motorcycle riders and street stall operators.

Emergency workers rushed critically wounded people from the area, which was littered with parts from the burnt out bomber's vehicle.

Police have suggested the target was a nearby Christian church, which is situated near the area in which the bomb was detonated.

Security forces in Nigeria have said while there were several plots to attack Christians over the Easter period, most were thwarted.

The extremist group Boko Haram has been known to target Christians during holy celebrations.

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for Christmas bombings in 2010 and 2011 in northern Nigeria, when many people were killed.

Source: Southeast Asia News.Net