Jos bomb blasts: Angry protesters burn churches — Police

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The commissioner of police in Plateau state, Nasiru Oki, has said two churches were on Monday set ablaze by angry persons protesting bomb explosion at a mosque Sunday night in Jos.

The commissioner of police made the disclosure Monday evening at the police headquarters in Jos.

While briefing journalists on the police’s investigations, he said no arrest had been made so far.

He noted that no life was lost in the church incidents but property allegedly worth millions of naira were destroyed.

Mr. Oki also said that 42 people were killed in the twin bomb explosions on Sunday. He said 20 people died in the first explosion at a restaurant while 22 others died in the second at a mosque.

He said 50 people were hospitalized for various degree of injuries and are being treated in hospitals within Jos.

He also presented an undetonated locally-made device recovered from the first scene. He said according to police bomb experts, the device was capable of destroying a complex.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, had said 44 people were killed in the twin bomb attacks, while the Plateau state government said only 18 people lost their lives.

Meanwhile, military check points have been restored in most parts of the state. All the disbanded military check points in Riyom, Barkinladi, Bauchi roads and those within Jos metropolis were remounted by members of the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis.

The police commissioner declined comment on the reappearance of military check points. He, however, urged residents to endure the development.

The state governor had appealed to President Muhamadu Buhari to allow the restoration of checkpoints.


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  • growthengine

    Any excuse to burn a church, even when they bomb each other, it is enough reason to burn a church!

  • cbnwali

    The reign of confusion

  • OnyeAbia

    So these animals think Christians have joined them in satanic suicide bombing.

  • Bigzy

    So Islamist Jihadists bomb a Mosque and in retaliation the brainless almajiris burn down two churches? What a sad state of affairs.

  • Jandish Man

    See me see wahala with this illiterate hausa muslims. Why cldnt they face their own boko killers? They decide to burn churches. Buhari, don’t give us reason to regret voting you o.

  • Walter Debosky

    Now, no condemnation of this heinous crime from Islamic leaders, they say you’re mad,, and you’re walking around naked,religion of “peace “

  • nigerian

    The Idiots!