Mr. Jang said that majority of the victims of the blast were those trading on the vicinities of the market.
The majority of the victims of the twin explosions in Jos on Tuesday were those trading on the vicinities of the market, the state governor, Jonah Jang, has said.
Mr. Jang stated this on Wednesday when the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, visited him at Government House, Jos.
About 200 people died from the explosions at the Terminus market on Tuesday afternoon while several others sustained injuries.
Mr. Jang, therefore, solicited the assistance of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies towards enforcing the ban on street trading.
Mr. Abubakar had visited the governor to sympathise with him over the twin bomb blasts that hit the Terminus market in Jos on Tuesday. The police chief was in the state to assess the blast and visit victims at hospitals.
The governor said the order to stop street trading was given a long time ago but that the traders had resisted all attempts to move them out of the roads.
“If we can implement this order, we shall minimise the chaos in the market,’’ he said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Jos explosion that is believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram extremist group.
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