Official: 5 Killed in Central Nigeria Car Bombing
A car bomb killed at least five people Sunday in a central Nigerian city that has seen hundreds die in religious and ethnic violence in recent years, amid warnings by diplomats of possible terrorist attacks during the Easter holiday, officials said.
The blast struck Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna state, leaving charred motorcycles and debris strewn across a major road in the city where many gather to eat at informal restaurants. The explosion injured many others, some critically, meaning the toll of the attack could rise as the day goes on, said Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency.
Shuaib said officials would canvass local hospitals and clinics later in the day.