Nigeria: over 100 wounded in attack on Catholic parish
October 29, 2012
At least eight people were killed and 100 wounded in a suicide bombing attack on a parish in Kaduna, a city of over 750,000 in north-central Nigeria.
The attack was similar to previous attacks committed by Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization.
Following the bombing, “Christian youths took to the streets armed with sticks and knives,” according to a Reuters report.
Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Kaduna condemned the attack as a “barbaric act,” but pleaded for Christians to react without violence. “I immediately launched an appeal via radio for calm and peace,” he told the Fides news agency. “Unfortunately one cannot control everyone."
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