Kaduna - Some 66 persons have been confirmed dead following Sunday’s bomb attacks on three churches in Kaduna State.
Red Cross officials also told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna that 140 victims of the attacks were taken to various hospitals for treatment.
Two churches were bombed in Zaria and one in Kaduna on Sunday.
They are Christ the King Catholic Church (CKC) located at Yoruba Road, Sabon Gari, Zaria, ECWA Church situated at Wusasa, Zaria and Shallom Church of God at Tirkania area of Kaduna metropolis.
The Chief Medical Director of Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna, Dr Huseini Yahya, said that the hospital received 10 bodies, while two died in the hospital.
Similarly, Dr Khalid Lawal, Chief Medical Director of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, near Zaria, said that 10 bodies were brought to the facility, while two victims died on arrival.
The Chief Medical Director of St. Luke’s Hospital, Wusasa, Zaria, Dr Taylor Adeyemi, said three of the 40 victims of ECWA church blast were brought to the hospital died.
Adeyemi said that most of the victims brought to the hospital were children
The Public Relations Officer of St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital, Kakuri, Kaduna, Mr John Sunday said the hospital received 36 bodies and three other victims died on arrival.
Sunday also said the hospital admitted 72 injured persons who were receiving treatment.