8 killed, 145 injured in catholic church suicide bomb attack in Kaduna

It was another black Sunday, yesterday, as eight persons were killed and 145 others injured after a suicide bomber, driving a black Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) rammed through the fence of St Rita’s Catholic Church, Bardarwa, in the northern part of Kaduna metropolis, setting off an explosion.

Meanwhile, Christian youths in Sabo, Television Village, Maraban Rido surbubs of Kaduna immediately mobilised to take on Muslims, but Christian elders and local community leaders went from street to street pleading for restraint, as the Police and the military later arrived to keep them off the streets.

Also, Muslim youths in their strong holds, of Tudun Wada, Rigassa and Kawo were said to have armed themselves in readiness for any possible reprisals from Christians.

An Air Force Helicopter hovered low over the city, ostensibly to monitor the situation, while fear of possible curfew gripped residents.