Police: Explosion strikes central Nigeria

Published April 8, 2012 8:45AM (EDT)

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say an explosion has struck the city of Kaduna in central Nigeria.

Kaduna state police spokesman Aminu Lawan said the explosion happened Sunday morning, but had no other details. A witness says the explosion happened near All Nation Christ Assembly church.

Lawan says security forces are trying to surround the area and get more information.

Both the United Kingdom and the United States warned its citizens that violence was possible this Easter weekend. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks across the country.

By Salon Staff

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