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Many feared dead as blasts rock Jos on Xmas eve

By Taye Obateru
Residents of Jos spent the Christmas eve in fear after two devices went off almost simultaneously in different parts of the city last night.Time was 7:30 pm. Some people were feared dead but the exact number could not be immediately ascertained.

One of the bombs went off at Gada Biya and the other at Angwan Rukuba junction, injuring scores of people.

An eyewitness to the blast at Angwan Rukuba said human beings, cars and houses were seriously affected.

He claimed to have seen dismembered human parts littering the road and helped in conveying some of the injured to the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH. About 10 people were said to have been taken to the hospital.

Pandemonium followed the blasts with residents running helter skelter.

Scene of recent blast in Jos with inset, picture of Gov. Jang of Plateau State.

Jos and some other parts of Plateau State have witnessed violence this year in which hundreds of people were killed.


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