38 Dead In Nigeria Easter Bomb Attack

A suicide car bomber detonated explosives Sunday morning on a busy road of Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna state during Easter Sunday.

The bomb explosion killed at least 38 people and damaged the nearby All Nations Christian Assembly Church and the ECWA Good News Church. The churches were possible target of the bomber and it is believed the attack occurring on Easter was no mere coincidence.

Witnesses said it appeared the explosive-loaded car attempted to go into the compound of the churches before it detonated, but was blocked by barriers in the street and was turned away by a security guard as police approached.

While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, suspicion immediately fell on a radical Islamist sect blamed for hundreds of killings in the oil-rich nation this year alone.