BEVERLY HILLS, CA, December 20, (THEWILL) – The mastermind of the 2011 Christmas Day bombing of a Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Umar, aka Kabiru Sokoto has been sentenced to life in prison by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. A series of attacks occurred during Christmas Day church services in northern Nigeria on 25 December 2011. There were bomb blasts and shootings at churches in Madalla, Jos, Gadaka, and Damaturu.
A total of 41 people were reported dead. Boko Haram, a Muslim sect in Nigeria, later claimed responsibility for the attacks. Nigeria's Christmas from hell began around 7: 30 a. m. at St. Theresa's Church in Madalla, a suburb of the capital Abuja, just as worshippers spilled outside from the popular service. " A man with a motorbike dropped a bag just outside the church, " a church member told TIME. Over 20 members of St Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Suleja, Niger State lost their lives after the Christmas Day Mass.
An explosive-packed car parked at the premises of St Theresa Church in Madalla exploded at 8: 30 am. Victims of the Christmas Day Bombing at St.
Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, Nigeria. 12/30/2011 0 Comments WE WILL NOT FORGET. Victims Killed The 2011 Christmas Day attacks in Madalla, Suleja District, Nigeria, killed more than 30 people as they filed out of St. Theresa Catholic Church after mass. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for the attack, also set off four other bombs elsewhere in the country, but the blast in Madalla, located about 25 miles from.
The first explosion struck St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla. Last years Christmas Eve bombings. Bombs kill 32 at Catholic churches during Christmas Day.
Dec 28, 2015 · (Photo: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) A damaged crucifix overlooks the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja, on Dec.
25, 2011. Five bombs exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria. THE Christmas Day triple bombings in Madalla Niger State, Jos, Plateau State and Damaturu in Yobe State which claimed at least 43 lives, among them children and women, are clearly, barbaric and condemnable and must not be allowed to recur.
People pray near the graves of victims of a suicide bomb attack during a memorial service at St. Theresa's Church in Madalla. REUTERS. He was one of 44 killed on Christmas Day last year when a. The Nigeria police have identified four suspects in connection with the deadly bombing of St Theresa Church, Madalla, on Christmas Day, high-level operatives familiar with the investigation have told Premium Times.
The suspects are Mutari Kafanchan, Mohammed, Bashar and Suleiman, believed to be members of the extremist Boko. A series of attacks occurred during Christmas Day church services in northern Nigeria on 25 December 2011. There were bomb blasts and shootings at churches in Madalla, Jos, Gadaka. Dec 20, 2013. Kabiru Sokoto, a suspect in a Christmas Day bomb attack of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla near Nigeria's capital, is guarded by a. Dec 25, 2011. Nigeria's Christmas from hell began around 7: 30 a.
m. at St. Theresa's Church in Madalla, a suburb of the capital Abuja, just as worshippers. Amidst tears, the families, friends and members of St Theresa's Catholic Church, Madalla, buried victims of the Christmas day bomb blast which claimed the lives. Dec 25, 2011. The death toll in Madalla alone was 18, including two people reported dead overnight at a. Christmas Day bomb blast in Nigeria 02: 50. Dec 25, 2011. Two bombs exploded during christmas church service at a Catholic church today in Madalla, Suleja, Niger state.
Several church goers have. Dec 25, 2011. A series of bomb attacks in Nigeria, including two on Christmas Day. on St Theresa's Church in Madalla, near the capital Abuja, that killed 35. Dec 26, 2011. St. Theresa's Church, Madalla, in Suleja, Niger State was the worst hit when a. A policeman was confirmed killed in a second Christmas Day. Dec 25, 2011. The first explosion struck St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla. Last years Christmas Eve bombings in Jos left at least 32 dead and 74.