|Another Islamist attack on Christians at church.|
People assess damage from the bombing in Kaduna (AFP, Victor Ulasi)
Islamic Terrorism - The endless cold blooded murder of Christians while at church goes on and on.
Islamist gunmen attacked church services on a university campus Sunday in northern Nigeria, using small explosives to draw out and gun down panicking worshippers in an assault that killed at least 21 people, officials said.
The attackers targeted an old section of Bayero University’s campus, where religious groups use a theater and other areas to hold worship services, Kano state police spokesman Ibrahim Idris said.
The assault left many others seriously wounded, Idris said.
“By the time we responded, they entered [their] motorcycles and disappeared into the neighborhood,” he said.
Explosions and gunfire rocked Bayero University in the northern city of Kano, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they were being held on campus.
One of the services was being held outdoors, while the second was inside a building, but with an overflow audience outside, witnesses said.
Abubakar Jibril, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, said security forces refused to allow rescuers to enter the campus. Soldiers also turned away journalists from the university.
Andronicus Adeyemo, an official with the Nigerian Red Cross, said a canvass of local hospitals and morgues showed the attack killed at least 21 people. Several people suffered injuries, though the aid agency did not immediately have an exact figure, Mr. Adeyemo said.
In January, a coordinated assault on government buildings and other sites in Kano by Boko Haram killed at least 185 people. Since then, the sect has been blamed for attacking police stations and carrying out smaller assaults in the city.
|Two church services were targeted, witnesses said (AFP/File, Aminu Abubakar)|