Twin bomb explosions has just occurred in central Jos, the capital of Plateau state with an unspecified number of deaths barely a day after the primary elections took place.
One resident said the blasts occurred at about 6.30 p.m. Thursday near a busy motor park, operated by state-owned Plateau Riders. An outlet of popular fast food line, Mr. Biggs, is also located near the scene of the attack. The bomb blasts victims are being helped out as it is now.
The casualty figures are yet unclear, residents said. The Plateau State police spokesperson, Emmanuel Abu, confirmed the attack, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports.
But lately as was promised, we have gotten an updated information to the explosions.
THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Friday morning put the casualty figures of the Jos bomb blast on Thursday evening. 32 persons were feared dead and 47 others injured in the twin suicide bomb blasts that rocked the city of Jos on thursday evening.
Mr Abdulsalam Mohammed, the North Central Zonal Coordinator of the Agency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue.
Mohammed said 47 other persons injured in the blasts were receiving treatment at Plateau Specialist Hospital, Bingham Teaching Hospital and Our Lady of Apostle (OLA) Hospital all in Jos.
The coordinator said NEMA had assisted the hospitals with some medical supplies; including drugs.
“Our men were deeply involved in the rescue of the victims and movement of corpses to the mortuaries,’’ he said.