20 May 2014

Nigeria: Updated - Multiple Explosions Rock Jos

Photo: This Day
Bomb blast site in Jos.

There was a loud explosion in Jos, the Plateau State capital at about 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The explosion, believed to have been caused by a bomb, occurred around the ever busy Jos Main Market, between Railway Terminus and the temporary site of the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

The explosion was followed by a thick smoke and is believed to have affected many shops and commercial vehicles. It is not known whether anyone was killed or injured.

The explosion has however created tension in the area with cars colliding as drivers scampered for safety.

Ambulance and other safety providers were seen rushing to the area.

The cause of the explosion and casualty is yet to be ascertained.

UPDATE: Another explosion sounded at about 3:20 PM around the same area just as our reporter was filing report of the first explosion to his editors.

The Commander of the Special Task Force, STF, on Jos crisis, Major General Dave Enetie, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria but did not give casualty figure.

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