Sunday, October 28, 2012

UPDATE On Kaduna Catholic Church Suicide Bomb Attack:1 Dead, Several Others Injured

The lone bomber had reportedly approached the church gate in a bomb laden Honda CRV with the hope of driving unnoticed into the church premises. The security at the gate who didn’t know his mission, refused him entry.

Apparently determined to carry out his evil plot, the bomber then reversed his car and rammed it forcefully against the gate of the church which gave way allowing him to run the car into the church building at about 8.45 a.m when worshipers were observing the usual Sunday morning mass.

A major section of the church building, cars and other houses close to the church were affected by the impact of the.

Eye witnesses say that reprisal attacks followed immediately after the bombing even as security officials are reported to have cordoned off the area, while officials of the State Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross have been evacuating the dead and injured victims.

Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Aminu Lawan said there was only one confirmed bomber and that no casualties had yet been confirmed apart from the bomber himself. However, a witness, Daniel Kazah, a member of the Catholic cadets in the church, said he had seen three bodies on the bloodied church floor. “But still others were taken to the mortuary,” he added.

Meanwhile the Red Cross has confirmed that 62 adults & children were injured in the blast and 1 Dead.

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