At least 25 people were killed at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria, on Monday after a series of explosions in an area in which the Islamist sect Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against the government, Reuters reports.
Boko Haram, which frequently has attacked the city, was a prime suspect for the bombings, Reuters reports. The sect often targets Christians.
“I ran for my dear life and managed to get out of the park after the second blast. Many people are lying dead. See, my clothes are covered in blood,” witness Ibrahim Bello said.
Boko Haram has killed hundreds in gun and bomb attacks since it intensified its insurgency two years ago. The sect also is notorious for targeting Christian churches.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at email@example.com.
By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
News and opinion from a Millennial Urbanite with Southern sensibilities,
Politics and pop culture from the perspective of an independent hip-hop conservative
Positive propaganda for a nation in peril.
World's Ugliest Dog Contest
Spelling Bee finale
Marines train Afghan soldiers
Rolling Thunder 2013
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal