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.

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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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