Many feared dead in twin suicide bombings

The first explosion is said to have occurred at about 9:15pm at a restaurant on Bauchi road, near the University of Jos main campus, while the second explosion occurred around the Yantaya, Nasarawa Gwon area of the capital city.


Many persons have reportedly been killed in two bomb blasts which hit the city of Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

The second explosion reportedly occurred 15 minutes later in a mosque near Yan Tyre, also on Bauchi Road, while Tafsir (an Islamic preaching session) was ongoing.

“We have counted 15 bodies that died instantly from the first blast. We are now moving to the scene of the second one at the mosque. But the soldiers are asking us to go back because the casualty is high,” a source told Punch.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Emmanuel Abuh, while confirming the attack, however stated that it was too early to give a casualty figure.

“It is too early to give any figure. We have dispatched our men there and we are expecting feedback from them,” he said.

The Jos attack occurred just hours after a suicide bomber killed five people and himself in a church in Yobe State.


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