At least twenty people have been killed by a series of bombings targeting buses in a predominantly Christian neighbourhood of Nigeria’s northern city of Kano.
A rescue official on the scene reported, “I saw three buses on fire. One of them was fully loaded with passengers waiting to leave the station at the time of the blasts.”
Officials suspect the series of explosions were likely initiated by suicide bombers, but investigators are still collecting evidence to confirm that theory. Because the attacks took place in a predominantly Christian area of Kano, most officials suspect Christians were the target of the attack. Innocent Christians in northern Nigeria continue to be targeted for some of Boko Haram’s most heinous acts of violence.
The official death toll is expected to rise as security officials continue to examine the scene of Monday’s attack.