- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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.

Several buses were destroyed, carrying mostly immigrants from Nigeria’s largely Christian south, a witness said, according to Reuters. Military and police cordoned off the area after the blasts.

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.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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