How Two Car Bombs Devastated Jaji Militrary Church Near Kaduna

The director of army public relations, Brigadier General Bola Koleosho, confirmed the attacks to SaharaReporters. He also disclosed that the deadly explosions happened around 12: 30 p.m. Nigerian time.


The two cars rigged with explosives rammed into the church within seconds of each other, said one eyewitness source. Two of our sources said they expected the death toll to rise.

SaharaReporters could not confirm whether the casualties and wounded were all military personnel. However, one source who worships at the devastated church told our correspondent that many military personnel of the Protestant faith worship at the targeted church. The source said he was not certain whether any senior military officer was in the church at the time of today’s attacks.

The army spokesperson said he could not confirm the number of casualty as he was attending the Chief of Army Staff conference in Asaba, Delta State.

A security official in Kaduna State told SaharaReporters that no group had yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but he stated that the explosions were likely planned and executed by Boko Haram, an extremist Islamist group opposed to Western education and values.

Our source disclosed that various security agencies would be involved in investigating how any terrorist group was able to infiltrate Nigeria’s major military facility.

Source: Sahara Reporters


    • U are such a dumbass, try thinking with ur brain nt ur anus. Ask ur leaders how they treated the christians that were caught with bombs allover, oritsejafor will say its internal issue. The last 1 in kd was a christian with cross in his neck after his death and was identified as an igbo. The other church bombed in zaria, was it not one John that confessed to the bombing. Foolish Fanatic

      • Please gentlemen think of how we can create positive social change in our society ,our generation cannot be intimidated into war through manipulations by interest groups, be firm in your assessment/comments and avoid bias whatever your religion, think critically and base your comments on known facts, Educate the society, the truth is guided by truth. May Allah(GOD) protect all Nigerians from these set of people involve in these killings. Amen-Kabir

  1. Trust me, you can’t get into any Army Barracks, Airforce or Naval Base if you don’t have a dependant card, or identification that you work on such formations, you have to get clearance by placing a call to the personnel you want to see before you can gain entrance. This is purely an inside job done by a high ranking military officer!!! In a sane country, the NSA, Chief of Defence staff & chief of army staff should have resigned immediately after that shameful attack. But not so in nigeria, they will hold on to their jobs no matter how many souls have to perish due to their negligence and unprofessional attitude….