Nigerian delegates following news of bombing

Nigerian delegates at General Conference are anxiously following news accounts of a bombing yesterday in their home city of Jalingo, in Taraba state, in the northern part of the country.

“We are very concerned,” said John Pena Auta, a lay delegate. “My family lives there. I think they are OK, but I haven’t had any messages.”

He said he understood that a relative of one of the Nigerians here for General Conference died in the blast. 

News reports said at least 11 people were killed.

The BBC said the bomb targeted a police convoy. No group had claimed credit, but the militant Boko Haram group has been responsible for many bombings in the country, including those targeting churches, the BBC said.

Bombings a day earlier targeted churches in northern Nigeria.

 

 

 

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