Nigeria suicide bomb attack on church kills at least four
At least four people have been killed and several others were wounded in an early morning explosion at St. Rita Catholic Church in the Malaila area of northern Nigeria’s Kaduna State during Sunday mass.
A Red cross senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that four people have, so far, been confirmed dead. He said, "Three people, including the suicide bomber, died at the explosion site while one other person was confirmed dead in one of the hospitals where the victims were rushed to. Several people including the Reverend Fathers of the church were seriously injured and parts of the church were seriously damaged."
The official casualty figures might increase as rescue officials have been shuttling between the explosion site and the healthcare facilities were the victims are being treated.
“A number of casualties have been evacuated to hospitals in the state by our officials,” said the national spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Yushau Shuaib. He said the Sunday morning blast occurred when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into the church gate.
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