A bomb has exploded in Jos, Plateau state, central Nigeria last night, in the midst of a gathering of muslims listening to some sermons on Islam, and many are people are feared dead.
The ceremony called Tafsir was holding at the Yantaya area of the city, which had witnessed terrorists attacks in the past.
One eye witness said “the first explosion went off at about 9:14pm at a Bauchi road shopping complex a few meters to the Bauchi park and University of Jos and the second explosion was heard about four minutes later.”
The said explosion went off at a popular food seller’s shop known as Hajiya Talatu. The witness added a Hilux van belonging to Sheikh Jingir and other private vehicles were conveying the dead and injured to hospitals in the city.
The second explosion was said to have occurred close to the popular Yan Taya mosque where Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir says his Ramadan tafsir.
Another resident, Godwin Okoko stated, “Twin bomb blasts occurred in Jos North LGA killing several people even though casualty figure is not yet ascertained.
“The first bomb exploded at Yan taya mosque during prayers second near Hajiya Talatu Mai Abinchi a popular eating spot in Bauchi road.”
He condemned the act saying, “This is sad, barbaric even at a HOLY PERIOD” and called for effective community policing to curb the trend
The total number of casualties is not known yet.
A suicide bomber killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria earlier on Sunday at the end of a week in which suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed more than 200 people.
Almost 700 people have been killed by Boko Haram since Buhari became president last month.