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Middle Belt condemns Jos bomb blasts

By Luka Binniyat
The Middle Belt Dialogue, MDB, made up of all ethnic minorities of Northern Nigeria, over the weekend, condemned the multiple bomb blasts that rocked Jos town, Plateau State, leaving several people dead.

A statement signed by Mr. Rima Shawulu, the facilitator of the MDB, said  the attacks on Jos and environs had taken the dimension of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The MDB also said the presence of the Joint Task Force in Jos was of no use to the people since, according to the group, the soldiers were taking sides against Christians.

“Last night (Friday) the peace of Jos, Plateau State, was again disturbed by three bomb blasts which left at least 20 people dead and almost a hundred left with different degrees of injuries.

“The bomb attacks were predominantly on Christian communities; first at Angwan Rukuba at about 7:30 pm and Kabong/ Gada Biyu all in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State at about 8:15 pm.

“The Angwan Rukuba bomb explosion was first at a public place around the Angwan Rukuba junction, while the second was planted within a compound where about eight people are said to have lost their lives.

“At Kabong/Gada Biyu, it was also some distance from the over headbridge while the second explosion was right beside the Kabong Primary School where soldiers are said to be stationed and were nowhere to be seen.


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