The relative peace enjoyed during the Sallah celebrations was shattered on Sunday morning as a bomb went off in the Malali area of Kaduna.Reports say it was a suicide bomb attack and the target was St Rita’s Catholic church in the area and the Reverend Father was seriously injured. Half of the suicide bomber’s body was reportedly blown away.
The area was quickly cordoned off as security agents and emergency workers moved to the scene. At least three people were confirmed dead as a result of the blast.
Two people believed to be Muslims were lynched in what seemed to be a reprisal as a consequence of the bomb attack. Policemen have since set up roadblocks across the city to prevent the spread of violence.