Bombs have exploded in three churches in the volatile Nigeria’s North western Kaduna state, two of them in Zaria and one in the city of Kaduna.
Emergency services and residents said they feared many people had been killed.
The state-run National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the blasts happened in the Wusasa and Sabon-Gari districts of Zaria, previously targeted by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
“NEMA has confirmed two explosions at Wusasa and Sabon-Gari in Zaria, Kaduna state. Rescue and security officers have moved to the scene,” spokesman Yushau Shuaib said in a statement.
Residents said many people, mostly worshippers, were feared dead in the attacks on the Christ the King Catholic Cathedral and ECWA GoodNews Church.
The third explosion was recorded in Kaduna. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Two weeks ago, churches were also bombed in Biu, Borno state and Jos in Plateau, with over ten deaths recorded.