Saturday, December 31, 2011

Four dead as ANOTHER major blast rocks Nigeria... as tensions between Christians and Muslims continue to rise

A 'major' blast has rocked an area around a mosque in the restive northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Four people were reportedly killed in the explosion which happened just after Friday prayers.

Islamist sect Boko Haram - which killed 42 with a series of Christmas Day bombs outside churches - has been blamed. The city is known to be its stronghold.

One resident said: 'There was a loud blast near the mosque just after the Friday prayers as people were trooping out of the mosque.

'Everybody scampered to safety, leading to a stampede.'

Army spokesman Brigadier General Isa initially blamed Boko Haram for the attack, but it is not yet known if and why it would attack a mosque. Read More