A security guard on Sunday averted what would have been a high casualty from a bomb planted at a church in Plateau State.
The ECWA church was filled with worshippers when the private security guard spotted the bomb at the entrance, witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES.
The guard picked the bomb and threw it off the church before it exploded instantly. No one was killed from the explosion, although the guard sustained injuries on the leg and is currently being treated, a worshipper said.
Another witness said the police anti-bomb squad, on arrival, discovered another explosive device that was planted at the restroom of the church.
The ECWA church in Tudunwa is located near the Federal Secretariat in Jos, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Meanwhile, the police have also said no one was killed from the explosion. The police spokesperson in Plateau, Abuh Emmanuel, told PREMIUM TIMES that anti-bomb experts have been deployed to the scene.
“Experts have been sent there immediately to ascertain those who planted the explosion, and possibly, the manufacturers of the device. But I was told no one died in the incident,” he said.
The Sunday explosion occurred one week after a similar explosion at a Redeemed Church in Yobe State claimed many lives.