26 Dec 2010

Bomb toll now known

9:19 am on 26 December 2010

Thirty two people in Nigeria are now known to have died and another 74 were wounded in explosions on Christmas Eve, in the central city of Jos.

The bombs were detonated during Christmas Eve celebrations near the city of Jos. The blasts happened in an area that has seen up to 1000 people killed this year in sectarian clashes.

Jos lies between the mainly Muslim north region and the south which is largely Christian and animist.

In a separate development, at least people died in attacks on churches in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.