|The remains of a car parked outside the Living Faith Church in Bauchi State Nigeria, following the Sunday, June 10 suicide bombing that killed 15 and wounded 42 worshipers.|
Another suicide bomber blew up a church June 10 in Bauchi State in Nigeria. VOA reported:
Nigerian officials say the bombing of a church in Bauchi State has killed 15 people and wounded 42.
The chairman of the state emergency operations team, Muhammad Inuwa Bello, says a suicide bomber attacked the Living Faith Church outside the state capital Sunday morning, but the agency cannot yet comment on who it thinks was responsible.
Witnesses say the church collapsed after the blast, trapping worshipers, killing civilians and security personnel, and leaving others with gruesome injuries.
Angry local residents say the government is failing to protect the people from attacks and sectarian violence that have ripped through northern Nigeria in the past three years.
In some towns in northern Nigeria, local demographics now resemble the national population, with mostly Muslims in the north and predominately Christians in the south. After Sunday’s bombing, some infuriated residents illustrated increasing sectarian tensions by saying that if the killings do not stop, Christians and Muslims should no longer live together.