Pupils hurt as blast hits Islamic school in Sapele

Three weeks after an explosion at the Central Mosque in Sapele, Delta State – and two days after the bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State which caused 36 deaths – another blast rocked Sapele on Tuesday. The Sapele incident left at least six children and one adult with various degrees of injury. A militant group from the Niger Delta claimed responsibility for the attack in an apparent reprisal for the deadly Christmas day bombings by Boko Haram. An improvised explosive device is thought to have caused the explosion, which left a little crater at the foot of a moveable kiosk popularly referred in local parlance as “Caravan”. Unidentified persons in a moving vehicle were suspected to have thrown the device into the compound and sped off. In Jos, Plateau State, reports of peace might have been grossly exaggerated as another attack led to three deaths on the night Muslim and Christian leaders claimed to have reached a rapprochement.



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