Sunday, November 25, 2012

Boko Haram dares the military, bombs St. Andrew Military Church, Jaji

A church bombed recently in Kaduna
Forty eight hours after it announced a ransom of $1.8 million for information that could lead to the capture of 19 leaders of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Nigerian military became the latest victim of the group's suicide bombing activities.
Two cars loaded with explosives ran into a military church in Jaji, Kaduna state killing at least 12 people and injuring over 30 others.

This attack in Jaji on Sunday, however, happened inside a barracks home to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, one of the country’s most important military colleges.

It also showed a new dangerous sophistication as the second explosion appeared timed to target responders rushing to aid the wounded 10 minutes after the first blast, officials said.

The attack began just after noon and targeted the St. Andrew Military Protestant Church, Brig. Gen. Bola Koleoso said. A bus loaded with explosives somehow made it inside the barracks’ perimeter and rammed into the church’s walls before exploding, Koleoso said. The second blast came from a sedan parked nearby and struck in the chaos afterward as emergency workers, soldiers and survivors of the first blast milled around the church, he said.

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