30 Apr 2012

Christians killed in Kano

1:42 pm on 30 April 2012

Gunmen have killed at least 15 people and wounded many more in an attack on a university theatre being used by Christians in Kano, a northern city in Nigeria.

The gunmen arrived on motorbikes on Sunday and threw small homemade bombs into the theatre before shooting the worshippers as they fled.

A history lecturer said the attack lasted more than 30 minutes.

By the time state police arrived, the attackers had got away.

The Boko Haram group carried out a bombing in Kano in January that killed more than 180 people.