Updated April 9th
A car bomb exploded along a busy roadway in Kaduna, northern central Nigeria on Sunday (April 8th). There are least 16 dead and injured and 35 critically injured, mainly other road users and passers-by. The car, which was being pursued by police, appears to have been heading towards a church (All Nations Christian Assembly Church) where an Easter communion service was in progress. The church's windows and doors were blown out, and some equipment was damaged. Reuters report that the suspicious car collided with another and exploded. No group has yet claimed responsibility.
Sources: AP, Reuters, BBC, Ascology News (Nigeria), WorldStage News Online (Nigeria)
Further Information: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8370EZ20120409
Please pray for the injured and bereaved and all others involved in this latest atrocity in Nigeria. Please pray that those responsible would repent of their deeds and turn to God. Please remember all our Nigerian brothers and sisters in your prayers in this time of very great uncertainty and confusion in their nation.