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Many feared killed as twin blasts rock Jos city

By Marie-Therese Nanlong.

Jos – Many people were feared killed yesterday night after twin explosions rocked Jos, the Plateau State capital.

Vanguard cannot ascertain the number of casualties at the time of this report.

But according to an eye witness, “the first explosion went off at about 9:14pm at a shopping complex on Bauchi road, near University of Jos  while  the second explosion was heard about four minutes later at a popular food joint, known as Hajiya Talatu.”

The witness added that a Hilux van belonging to Sheikh Jingir and other private vehicles conveyed 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 told Vanguard that twin bomb blasts occurred in Jos North LGA killing several people even though casualty figure was not ascertained as at Press time.

“The first bomb exploded at Yan taya mosque during prayers while the second went off near Hajiya Talatu Mai Abinchi, a popular eating spot along Bauchi Road,” he said.

He condemned the act saying, “This is sad, barbaric, even at a HOLY PERIOD.” He called for effective community policing to curb the trend.

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