|Those killed by previous Boko Haram attacks|
After the bomb explosions that rocked churches in the town of Zaria almost simultaneously. A suicide bomber drove a blue Honda civic into a church, burning the front entrance and damaging the building, the church's pastor Reverend Nathan Waziri said.
He also noted that,
"Three people are confirmed killed. Others have been taken to hospital for treatment,"
Secondly, militants threw bombs at another church, killing four children who were playing on the streets outside, said resident Deborah Osagie, who lives opposite the church. These militants the witness said were later caught by a mob and killed.
A blast hit a third church in the state's main city of Kaduna, causing an unknown number of casualties, witnesses and the National Emergency Management Agency said.
And on the reprisals by Armed youths, A Kaduna resident, Rafael Gwarza said, "We had to return home when we saw them (the Christian youths) attacking. I saw many bodies on the ground but I don't know how many were dead or just injured,"
Another Witness Haruna Isah said up to 20 people may have been killed in reprisals at the road block. "There were bodies everywhere on the ground,"
The Islamists' leader, Abubakar Shekau, has justified attacks on Christians as revenge for killings of Muslims in Nigeria's volatile "Middle Belt", where the largely Christian south and mostly Muslim north meet.