Abuja: At least three people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives outside a church in central Nigeria as gunmen attacked another church in the nation’s northeast, media reported on Sunday.
According to reports, in Jos, a city on the uneasy dividing line between Nigeria’s largely Muslim north and Christian south, the suicide car bomber drove into the compound of the Evangelical Church Winning All chapel in the city, said Mark Lipdo, who runs a Christian advocacy group called the Stefanos Foundation.
Peaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior police officer, present at the spot told AP that the explosion killed two worshippers and the suicide bomber, while wounding more than 40 others.
The officer warned others likely could die as they suffered grave injuries.
Meanwhile in Biu, a city in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, gunmen opened fire during a service at an EYN church, witnesses said. An usher at the church was killed while others were injured, said the Rev. Samson Bukar, a local Christian leader.