Many dead in Nigerian bomb attacksBy DPA, IANS
Friday, December 31, 2010
NAIROBI/ABUJA - A series of new bomb attacks, including on the market in the Nigerian capital of Abuja where New Year is usually celebrated, claimed a number of lives Friday evening.
The BBC reported at least 11 dead, citing military officials. Nigerian television reported about 30 deaths.
The other target of the bombing was a church.
At least 80 people died Christmas Eve in an attack on Christians in the central town of Jos.
On Wednesday, Islamists were suspected in the killing of five people in Nigeria’s north, in Maiduguri in the state of Borno.
Over the past year, repeated clashes between Muslims and
Christians - who each make up about half the population - have claimed hundreds of lives.