World leaders condemned the bombing of churches in Nigeria, during Christmas Mass in progress. Meanwhile, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident that killed at least 40 people.
Reporting from the BBC, Monday, December 26, the United States called the bombing is as senseless violence, while the British called it a cowardly act. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle even states of the world is still not safe from acts of cowardice and fear of terrorism at the feast.
"We condemn this senseless violence and loss of many lives at Christmas in Nigeria. We convey deep condolences expressions on the people of Nigeria, especially for those left behind," said White House spokesman, Jay Carney.
Related to the bombing, President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan has called this an attempt to destroy freedom and peace in Nigeria. He also called on all people to unite against any attempt the destruction of freedom.
Investigation of the bombings that exploded near the church of St.. Theresa in Madalla still ongoing. But the militant Islamic group Boko Haram appears, and through their spokesman, Abdul-Qaqa, which claimed responsibility for bombings carried out in order to enforce Sharia law.
Reporting from Sky News, the rescue team has been criticized because it is considered too slow in evacuation, so that it does trigger anger a group of people. "We are still evacuating casualties at the scene, but we did not have enough ambulances," said Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.
The death toll from a bomb estimated to have nearly reached 40 people, while more than 50 people were otherwise unharmed. Buildings and vehicles around the church were reportedly suffered heavy damage.