A suicide bomber drove an explosives packed car into a church in Nigeria’s volatile central city of Jos on Sunday and killed three people, church leaders said.
The attack is the latest in a country grappling with what have become almost daily assaults, most of them blamed on the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram.
Church workers said a car forced its way through the gate during an early morning service.
“We were in the church during the time of worship and a suicide bomber forced himself into the church, through the gate,and the bomb exploded,” John Haruna, the reverend of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) said.
Another church member who is also an activist with the Christian human rights organisation Stefanos Foundation gave a similar account.
“It was a suicide bomber, he drove his car into the church, approaching the pulpit and it exploded. Three members of the church died and 10 are injured,” Mark Lipdo, said.
He said pieces of human flesh littered the church premises.
One of the alleged masterminds of the attack, Kabiru Sokoto has been arrested by the Nigeria’s secret service, the SSS.