Sunday, February 26, 2012
Suicide Bomber Attacks Church In Jos, Killing 3 Persons
A suicide bomber drove an explosives packed car into a church in the volatile central city of Jos on Sunday and killed three people, church leaders told AFP.
The attack is the latest in a country grappling with what have become almost daily assaults, most of them blamed on the Islamist sect Boko Haram.
Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) workers said a car forced its way through the gate during an early morning service.
"We were in the church during the time of worship and a suicide bomber forced himself into through the gate, into the church and the bomb exploded," John Haruna, the reverend of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), told AFP.
Another church member who is also an activist with the Christian human rights organisation Stefanos Foundation gave a similar account.
"It was suicide bomber, he drove his car into the church, approaching the pulpit and it exploded. Three members of the church died and 10 are injured," Mark Lipdo, said.
He said pieces of human flesh littered the church premises.
Boko Haram has been blamed for a wave of increasingly bloody gun and bomb attacks in several parts of Africa's most populous country in recent months, mostly in the Muslim-dominated north.