Again, bomb explosions rock churches in Jos, Biu

Fresh round of explosions and gun attacks, masterminded by suicide bombers, have killed at least three in separate but likely connected attacks.

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a church, the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in the Rukuba area of Jos, during a Sunday worship killing at least two and wounding scores. The explosion, was followed by sporadic gunshots, eyewitnesses said.

In Biu, near Maiduguri, five gunmen opened fire on a church, killing one woman and injuring three other people.

The gunmen in Biu “came to the premises of the church and started firing at people outside the church before going into the main building to carry on their killings,” Reuters news agency reported.

No group has claimed responsibility for these attacks, but the attacks bears striking resemblance with others carried out by the terrorist Boko Haram sect.

Moments after the suicide bombing in Jos, youths opposed the terrorist sect’s style, majorly Christians, barricaded major roads in Jos, denying police access to the scene of the blast.

They were later dispersed by police shooting into the air.

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for scores or attacks on churches, schools, police stations, and other government buildings since 2009.



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  • Azua

    My dear Christian brothers and for how long shall we fold our hands and watch these people of the devil sniff lives out of our loved ones. i say today enough is enough now is the time to act.

    • Ogie

      What exactly should we do. Fight back or watch and pray?

  • Azua

    We should try the Israel way, we don’t only need prayer we need to act remember 1 Israeli=3000 arabs so 1 Christian = 3000 muslims

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Religion of peace at work…Do not disturb. 72 virgins for the martyrs.

  • patriot

    Boko haram members , sponsors, operators & sympatisers would all be destroyed with double destructions as the Lord liveth. The angel of God who destroyed the 185,000 enemies of israel at once is already released in their fold. The almighty God has made this month a month of Judgement for them. The blood of the innocent that has being shed is crying before God, & the tears of their families is held in a bottle before the most high, before his throne of Judgement, amen. Let the habitation of all their sponsors & operators be made desolate ,oh Lord, in Jesus name, amen.

    • Azua

      You better wake up and face reality, we have to wake up and fight God has given you what it takes to defeat this people. we should learn from Israel. the don’t just pray the pray and fight and God delivers their enemies to them. forget whatever your pentecostal pastor is telling you. this is the real world

  • U ar sayin 1 christain -3000 muslim wat come over u mr azua did u thnk we muslims ar in support of wat boko haram are doin. Let’s try wat u ar sayin and see c wat will happen