February 26th, 2012
03:50 AM ET

Latest attack on Nigerian church kills at least 3

At least three people were killed Sunday in the latest attack on Christian churches in Nigeria.

Police said a car packed with explosives rammed into the compound of the Cocin (Church of Christ) headquarters in Jos, police said.

Some church members emerged from the scene covered in dust.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack.

Nigeria has suffered a rash of attacks on churches in the past year.

In December, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in several northern states following a series of Christmas Day attacks on Christian churches.

Eighteen people were killed in the bombing of a church in Madalla, according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for that attack.

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  1. Dung

    Who is alter all dis bond blast.

    February 26, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    I HOPE the bad guys get caught...

    February 26, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    if i lived over there... i'd get in my camaro and go farm the muslims chucrch's yard...

    February 26, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. avg. American

    At least it wasn't a pagan group of people.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Obviously, htye ARE considered pagan, since they were targeted.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SOFTSCROTUM (Dingo 500 semi-manual fetus auger inventor, 4th level astral traveller)

    if i lived over there i'd get in my studebaker... and sell some Christian fetus augers to the Muslims.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Boko Haram terrorists claim responsibility.

    Prove it.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Prove they didn't, since they claimed it....

      February 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wonderer

    I wonder if we would make-up names for ourselves as we fought against foreign armies invading and occupying US. Would those of US fighting foreign concerns robbing US of our precious natural resources go by the name of Wildcats? Vegas Haram?

    February 26, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      ummm.. this is about nigeria, muslim nigerians killing christian nigerians...

      beyond that, of course.. WOLVERINES!!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • I Think I'll Change My Name With Every Post

      Yeah, that's the ticket.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I think Wonderer is implying that there is no such organization named Boko Haram.

      I still say that would be an awesome name for a band.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      @leeintulsa, HA HA movie references. Nobody got my "My dog barks some" reference a few days ago. I'm envious.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Apparently, I don't watch as many movies as you two...

      February 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    i think what the problem is... that chrches chicken is only feeding chicken to the christians..
    everyone loves churches chicken around here,, i can only imagine how much the people in africa like it...
    i don't think it's fair that they base fried chicken distribution on faith..
    everyone should be able to enjoy fried chicken...

    February 26, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Pope Col Sanders XVI

      I don't think I get your point. I don't think I want to.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      There were Popes Col Sanders I – XV?
      I have some catching up to do.
      Cholesterol kill them?

      February 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ♔Mmmmm♕

    you would think in this day of technology and age of reason, persecution of christians solely because of their faith, would be a thing of the barbaric past. yet these systems of disbelief: islamic, atheistic, and paganistic aren't ever content with their dark hole of ignorance they alway seek to upsurp the only legitimate joy and peace present on this earth. it has already been prophecized you soothsayers: you are the enemy, a darnell of suffering and a chaff to be sifted and separated from the wheat...

    February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guess I'll Change My Name With Every Post

      Those are systems of YOUR disbelief...not everyone, Thank ____!(insert your choice of deity here)

      February 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I think you are actually serious...
      Kind of the reason so many wars concerning religion are going on, if eveyrone has this mind-set...

      February 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♔Mmmmm♕

      @banasy the 3people killed did not use their faith as a weapon...neither is it a threat to remind the evil man there is accountability and consequence for his immoral actions. my statement is really directed at the enablers who walk around with flour sacks on their head begging neutrality to its death as an sure remedy...you know the let them eat cake kind...

      February 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Point taken.
      Unfortunately, there are a lot of haircloth and flagellation types of Christians out there, too, who DO use faith as their weapon...Westboro, anyone? (although, they aren't actually violent...I don't think)
      There are ridiculous radicals in every religion.
      Sad, isn't it?

      February 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    lol.. you won't get any pleasure here. or, you might, i don't know. $3.29 a gallon. envy of the world, i hear..

    February 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Hello, General.
    I hope you are doing well today.

    Gas here is 3.24/gallon.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    I HAD A FIRETRUCK ONCE.... but a dingo drove off with it..

    February 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      ...after you were shot in the knee with an arrow....right?

      February 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    yep...otherwise i would have caught up with it and stoped that dog-gone dingo...

    February 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I knew that was the reason why....danged dastardly dingo done deserted Dad…

      February 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    @dr.bad... there is alot of problems here in america that we need to solve also...
    like why does my t-mobile phones internet stop working sometimes, and why does my toilet flapper get stuck up in the air?does it defy gravity?>
    maybe they should build a space shuttle out of toliet flappers..

    February 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      lol.. and why do i still get these terrible headaches..?

      February 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BOMBO ©

    CAD $1.04 per litre here. Now I have to figure out the conversion.

    February 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
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