An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria’s capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. A second explosion later went off near another church in the restive city of Jos, raising fears that a radical Muslim sect was to blame.
These explosions took place as the Christmas morning service was near to its end and churches were packed with people.
First bomb exploded in St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, a town in Niger state close to the capital, Abuja. 25 dead bodies are recovered from the debris of the church and many injured people are rushed to hospitals through ambulances.
National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria told that it had not so many ambulances to carry the wounded to hospitals.
Second explosion rocked a Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church in the city of Jos.
No group has accepted the responsibility of these attacks on churches yet.
Most populous nation of Africa is in the grasp of sectarian violence these days. Radical Muslim sect, known as Boko Haram is considered to be responsible for at least 465 killings in a year in Nigeria as a result of sectarian violence.