Today In Nigerian History: 17th June

Nigerians

On this day in 2013, 48 persons were killed in three separate coordinated bomb attacks on churches in Kaduna, Zaria and retaliatory attacks.

 bomb blast in Kaduna

According to reports, the first attack was at a Children Sunday School at ECWA Church, Wusasa, Zaria, which left the Sunday school teacher, and 10 children dead. Four children playing outside the church were among the first victims of the blasts at the church.

A witness said that five men ran up to the church and hurled home-made bombs through its open door. They were allegedly chased down and reportedly beaten to death. Police could not confirm this.

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At Christ the King Catholic Cathedral, Zaria, also attacked by a suicide bomber, 11 worshipers were killed, narrated a member of the church, who escaped through the window. Malachy Achu, a dentist, a member of the church, said those injured in the blast could not be less than 40.

In Kaduna, Shalom Church International, Trikania, Kaduna was hit by another suicide bomber, leaving about five worshippers dead and scores injured.

 

Source: Information Nigeria

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