Suicide bombers have attacked two churches in Zaria, and another in Kaduna. In Zaria, ECWA, Wasasa and Christ the King Church, Sabon Gari were bombed.
So far, 15 persons have been confirmed dead in CKC, with several others injured.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the Zaria bombings were coordinated as they happened almost at the same time in both locations.
Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the suicide bombers arrived at the churches in bomb-rigged cars, pretending to be worshippers.
Barely an hour after the Zaria blasts, another suicide bomber attacked Shalom Church in Tirkaniya, Kaduna metropolis.
Although details of the attack are sketchy, LEADERSHIP gathered that the soldier and security man stationed at the entrance of the church denied the bomber entrance. The bomb went off and all three were killed.
The third bombing sparked fury among Kaduna youths who took to the streets in protest.
As at the time of filing this report, three persons have been confirmed dead from the reprisal attack. Our correspondent reports that a bus and several smaller cars as well as seven motorcycles have been burnt.
Soldiers are still shooting sporadically to disperse the rampaging youths.