Massacres and Bomb Blasts Tear Jos Apart


Barely 24 hours after 12 people were killed in Plateau State, 14 others, among them a pregnant woman and a two-year-old baby, were murdered - and then two bomb blasts ripped through Jos.
  • Nigeria:  Twin Bomb Blasts Rock Jos

    The Moment, 12 September 2011

    THE crisis-torn city of Jos, Plateau State was on Sunday night rocked by two explosions at a popular drinking joint, leading to a yet-to-be-known number of deaths. read more »

Photo: The Moment

Jos, Plateau State was on Sunday night rocked by two explosions at a popular bar, leading to an unknown number of deaths.

  • Nigeria:  Northern Governors Call Talks Over Jos Violence

    Leadership, 12 September 2011

    Worried by the protracted crises rocking Jos, the Plateau State capital, the governor of Niger State and chairman of the Northern Governors' Forum, Dr Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu, has ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Unabated Violence in Jos

    Daily Trust, 11 September 2011

    At least 91 persons have been killed in Plateau State in the last 10 days in unabated attacks. This is in addition to some 14 person who have confirmed killed in Gwanfil village of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos Erupts Again

    Vanguard, 11 September 2011

    The orgy of violence in Plateau State continued yesterday as gunmen snuffed life out of 14 family members, including a heavily pregnant woman and children. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos Again - 14 More Killed in Fresh Attack

    Leadership, 11 September 2011

    Barely 24 hours after 12 people were killed in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State, 14 others, among them a pregnant woman and a two-year-old baby, were murdered in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Governor Ponders Deploying Vigilantes in Jos

    This Day, 11 September 2011

    Against the backdrop of yet another 14 murders, among whom was a pregnant woman late Friday night, the Plateau State Government may have begun to consider self-help measures, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  27 Killed in Fresh Jos Attacks As Family of 14 Is Buried

    The Moment, 10 September 2011

    AT least 27 people were killed in two separate attacks in Foron district of Jos South and Kuzen village in Gashes district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos Crises, Ten Years On

    Daily Trust, 7 September 2011

    As I write this article, sporadic gunshots are still being heard in some parts of the once peaceful city called Jos, Plateau State capital and elsewhere, there are reports of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos Again!

    Daily Trust, 7 September 2011

    The resurgence of killings, violence and general unrest in the once tranquil city of Jos and its environs underlines our collective failure to find a solution to a problem that ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Understanding Borno, Plateau and All That

    Daily Trust, 7 September 2011

    Much as one tried to avoid the topic of the senseless killings going on in the Plateau, Borno and the Boko Haram bombings, events of the past week have made it necessary but to say ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos Crisis - Muslims Urged to Cooperate With Security Agencies

    Daily Trust, 7 September 2011

    Muslims in Plateau State have been urged to cooperate with security agencies deployed to the state to restore peace. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos - Country Is On the Brink - Col Umar

    Leadership, 7 September 2011

    Notable commentator Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar yesterday lamented the insecurity situation in the country, especially the lingering ethno-religious crises ravaging Jos, Plateau ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Prosecute Perpetrators of Jos Crisis, Body Urges FG

    Daily Champion, 7 September 2011

    The Kano State branch of an Islamic organisation, Jama'atu Izalatil Bidi'a Wa'ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), has called on the Federal Government to prosecute the perpetrators of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  More Die As Clashes Continue in Jos

    This Day, 6 September 2011

    Residents of Mararaban-Jama'a village, the entry point into Jos city, Plateau State, from Abuja, yesterday morning resorted to violent demonstration following an attack on the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Eleven Killed Again in Jos

    Vanguard, 6 September 2011

    The serial killings in Plateau State continued unabated as 11 people were again murdered in cold blood in separate attacks on villages in Jos North and Jos South local government ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  We Have N50 Million, Cars for Fresh Bombings - Boko Haram

    Leadership, 5 September 2011

    The end of the crisis in Jos, the Plateau State capital, may not be in sight anytime soon, if the security alert issued by the military joint task force in the state is anything to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jos - Soldiers Get 'Shoot On Sight' Order

    Daily Trust, 5 September 2011

    The army said yesterday that soldiers of the Special Task Force (STF) in Jos have been given orders to shoot on sight any one carrying or using arms as they press ahead with the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Family of 8 Killed in Fresh Jos Violence

    Daily Champion, 5 September 2011

    Jos the Plateau State capital was again thrown into mourning and confusion yesterday as early morning attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Tatu village of Barkin Ladi led to the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Seven Dead, 10 Injured, Churches Razed as Soldiers, Sect Members Clash in Borno

    Vanguard, 4 September 2011

    At least seven persons were feared killed when soldiers and members of an Islamic sect in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State clash yesterday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Govt Tightens Security in Jos Amid Threats

    Daily Trust, 4 September 2011

    Christians in Jos, trooped to church on Sunday in spite of rumours and text messages that worship places would be attacked during services. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Uneasy Calm in Jos After Monday's Crisis

    Daily Champion, 31 August 2011

    Palpable tension reigned in Jos on Tuesday following Monday's violence which left many dead and more injured. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fresh Violence Erupts in Jos

    Daily Champion, 30 August 2011

    At least 10 persons were yesterday killed and several others injured in Jos, the Plateau State capital following a fresh violence that erupted between Muslim and Christian ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  20 Feared Dead, 50 Vehicles Burnt in Fresh Jos Violence

    Vanguard, 29 August 2011

    Jos the Plateau State capital which had enjoyed relative peace for several weeks was engulfed in bloody violence, Monday, leaving over 20 dead and over 50 others injured. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Casualties As Christians/Muslims Clash Again in Jos

    Vanguard, 29 August 2011

    Clashes broke out between Christians and Muslims in tense city of Jos, Monday, resulting in casualties and the burning of vehicles and at least two shops, witnesses and an official ... read more »

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