A Nigerian wooman after recent violence in the country
At least 21 have been killed and many wounded in two separate attacks in Nigeria and Kenya as people were about to attend Mass yesterday, reports Reuters in an article published by Vatican Insider..
In Kano, in the north part of Nigeria, an assault was launched by a group of armed men on a theatre used by Christian students for religious celebrations, inside a University building.
“The sound of explosions and gunfire went on for over 30 minutes” said a student to the press agency Reuters.
The toll so far is of at least 20 people dead, because of an explosion in the area. According to other sources there were three separate explosions and then gunfire followed. Police and army have surrounded the University and are chasing the attackers.
In the last few months Kano has seen several bloody attack at the hands of the Islamic sect Boko Haram that wants to impose Sharia law in the country. The attacks have caused hundreds of victims, mostly innocent civilians.
In Kenya, in Nairobi, a grenade was thrown in Church linked to the congregation ‘God’s House of Miracles’ just before mass. At least one person died and more than ten people were injured. At least these are the reports so far.
Inside the Church “there is blood everywhere” said a witness, explaining that a the building caught fire.
FULL STORY Africa, a Sunday of bloodshed for Christians (Vatican Insider)