At least 40 people have been killed in Nigeria in Christmas Day bomb attacks, including some on churches during services.
A purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the bombing of a church outside the capital Abuja and other violence that has stoked fear and anger in Africa’s most populous nation.
Nigeria’s national security adviser has blamed Boko Haram for the attacks, in which people were killed as they left church. Some were burnt in their cars.
The attacks were condemned by the Vatican, the White House and several western countries.