UPDATED: Multiple explosions rock Jos

FILE PHOTO: Scene of a previous bomb blast In Jos
FILE PHOTO: Scene of a previous bomb blast 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.

Details later…


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:WARNING TO MEN: These 3 Foods is Killing Your Erection. Click Here to Know Them...


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.