April 2012 Kaduna bombings

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April 2012 Nigeria bombings
Part of Nigerian Sharia conflict
April 2012 Kaduna bombings is located in Nigeria
April 2012 Kaduna bombings (Nigeria)
Location Kaduna
Date 8 April 2012 (UTC+01:00)
Target Christian church
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 38[1]
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Boko Haram

A suicide car bombing occurred on Easter Day church services in the Nigerian city of Kaduna on 8 April 2012, targeting Christians. At least 38 people are reported dead.[2] Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, the radical Islamist sect blamed for hundreds of killings in the country this year alone.[3][4]

This was a follow-on from the bombings of the previous two Christmases.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Suicide car bombing kills 38 in Nigeria on Easter Sunday". Christian Science Monitor. Associated Press. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nigerian Easter bomb kills many in Kaduna". BBC News. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Press, Associated (2012-04-08). "Nigeria bombing kills 38 in city of Kaduna". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  4. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Nigeria hit by fatal bomb attacks | News | DW.COM | 08.04.2012". DW.COM. Retrieved 2016-03-28.