jos explosion

Pulled From Global Village Extra

About 17 souls have perished and many others seriously injured following the twin bomb blast that erupted in Jos, Plateau state capital.
According to reports, the bombs exploded simultaneously at a motor park and opposite the University of Jos, UNIJOS, in the northern area of Nigeria.
A witness at the scene of the blast, driver Ibrahim Hashidu, told AFP that 17 people had been confirmed dead, with the first explosion killing five people and the second causing 12 deaths.
Another source told Sahara reporters that the first blast happened at the entrance of the University of Jos near the College of Forestry, where the students are writing exams.
While the second one was at the second biggest park in Jos, Central Motor Park which is also located close to a military checkpoint.
Further reports have it that a suicide bomber was responsible for one of the attacks, the one at the motor park in Bauchi road.
Reuters have confirmed the news and said that simultaneous bombs exploded at a bus station and opposite a university.
“There was a loud explosion opposite the university along the Bauchi road, and another one at the Bauchi road motor park,” Garba Musa, a newspaper vendor along the road, told Reuters by telephone.
Military spokesman in Plateau state capital Jos also confirmed the report but failed to state the number of casualties.
The blasts were said to have been 200 meters apart and are said to have occurred just before 5pm.



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