In the seemingly unceasing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, this report has just emerged of another attack against a church yesterday, this time by a suicide car bomber. There can be little doubt the attack was perpetrated by the radical Islamic group Boko Haram, which recently stated that it had 300 suicide bombers waiting to strike Christian places of worship. At least 14 are reported dead, but this count may rise, police say.
07/03/2012 Nigeria (ZeeNews) - In the latest deadly attack on Christians in Nigeria, at least 14 people were killed and many injured when a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives inside a church compound in the country's north on Monday, police said.
The blast occurred at the Living Faith church near the capital of Nigeria's northern state of Bauchi, they said.
State police commissioner Mohammed Ladan said a police checkpoint has prevented the bomber from gaining access to his target.
"So he rammed the car into a security gate and the car exploded," said Ladan. While a police source said that security forces are still verifying the extent of damage. The source said the death toll from the blast could rise.
No group has claimed responsibility but the attack bears the signature of a radical Islamic militant sect - Boko Haram - which has been bombing churches and other public squares in the oil-rich African country with the intention of installing an Islamic state.