The Straits Times
Published on Oct 28, 2012

Suicide bomber strikes Nigeria church in deadly attack


KADUNA (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a Catholic church in northern Nigeria today, killing at least three people and triggering reprisal attacks that killed at least two more, witnesses and police said.

The bomber drove a jeep right inside the packed St Rita's church, in the Malali area of Kaduna, a volatile ethnically and religiously mixed city, in the morning and many people were wounded, several witnesses said.

"I cannot tell you how many casualties, but there were many. The heavy explosion also damaged so many buildings around the area," said survivor Linus Lighthouse, saying he thought there had been two explosions in different parts of the church.

Other witnesses and the police said there had just been one bomber however.