18th June, 2012, Abuja: A curfew has been declared in Kaduna, the northern Nigerian state, where at least 36 people have been killed and 90 left injured after suicide bomb attacks. No groups have been taken the responsibility of the attack till now, but officials believe that the attacks were carried out by Boko Haram that has carried out similar kind of attacks in the past.
The state authorities of Kaduna have imposed a twenty-four hour curfew as police and soldiers make effort to bring back order in that region. The assaulters aimed 4 churches in back to back attacks which also actuated local Christians to attack local Muslims. In Kaduna city, two churches were attacked whereas two were attacked in Zaria city.
The Red Cross officials told that in Zaria town, most of those who were wounded or killed were children. This state has been attacked in the past by Boko Haram. Last Sunday, this group attacked two churches that killed seven people. More than hundred people died in previous attacks.
Boko Haram wants Islamic law in place throughout Nigeria. Analysts tell that they are attempting to trigger fights among Christians and Muslim people. With a population of 150 million; the country is almost divided between Muslims and Christians.