A bomb was thrown into an Arabic school in mainly Christian southern Nigeria, wounding at least seven, police said Wednesday, after Christmas attacks sparked fears of sectarian violence in the country.
“A locally made low-capacity explosive was thrown into an Arabic school in Sapele at 10:00 pm yesterday,” said state police spokesman Charles Mouka.
“It was thrown from an unidentified moving car … Six children and one adult were wounded. They are receiving treatment in the hospital. No deaths were recorded and no arrests have been made.”
The children are between five and eight years old, he said. They had been at the school for night Arabic and Koranic lessons, said Mouka.
The area around the school, which has about 50 students, has been cordoned off, Mouka said.