A recent attack on the largest Christian community in Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria has raised religious tensions throughout Africa’s most populous nation. At least 25 people were killed and 60 others injured following a suicide bomb attack in a bus station in the Christian district of Sabon Gari. The bus station is primarily used by passengers heading for the Christian south. Five buses were destroyed, one full of people. No group has yet claimed responsibility. The manner of attack is, however, similar to previous ones by the Islamist Boko Haram group. Its scale prompted Christian, Muslim and political leaders to urge the federal government to take urgent measures to avert a major crisis.
A nation divided»