Church bombing kills 15 people in Nigeria.

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Sunday, 3 June 2012

On 3 June 2012, a suicide bomber forced his car, filled with explosives, through a checkpoint and exploded, killing people at the Living Faith Church in Bauchi, Nigeria. Mohammed Ladan, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident. About 15 people were confirmed dead including civilians and security personnel, leaving others with severe injuries.

Although no group claimed responsibility at the time of the report, many believed that Boko Haram, an Islamist group, was responsible for the attack.

References:
• Adeyemo, A.,(2012),Suicide bomber kills 15,injures 40 at Living Faith Church, Bauchi, from Bella Naija,3 June,[online],Available at www.bellanaija.com[Accessed:21 May 2014]
•  Murdock, H., (2012),Church bombing kills 14 in Nigeria, from the Voice of America,3 June, [online],Available at www.voanews.com[Accessed: 21 May 2014]

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This article was produced by South African History Online on 30-May-2014

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