Another bomb blast this night rocked the city of Jos, capital of Plateau State in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. It was the third bomb explosion in the formerly quiescent city in less than a week.
A security agent and two Jos residents told SaharaReporters over the phone that today’s blast occurred around 9 p.m. Nigerian time around a center where people had gathered to watch a soccer match.
There was no information regarding casualty figures as at press time. Audu Yohana, the NEMA Zonal Information Officer in Jos said the bomb had exploded on Murtala Mohammed near the old University of Jos Teaching Hospital.
He said emergency responders were afraid to approach the scene of the latest explosion for fear that another bomb might be planted nearby.
Four days ago, two major bombs exploded 30 minutes apart, killing over 200 people at the city’s crowded Terminus market.