USAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos

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Muhammadu Buhari

2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos

Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247

Two blasts rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, the police said, in the latest unrest to hit the region. “I can confirm that there were two explosions in Jos this evening. One happened at the Bauchi motor park and the other at Yantaya, near the mosque,” Plateau state police spokesman Abuh Emmanuel told AFP.

He could not immediately say if there were any casualties but added that police officers had been sent to the scene. “Our men have moved in to evacuate the victims,” he said, refusing to give further details.

Witness Mohammed Sani Abubakar told AFP the first explosion went off around 9:14 pm (2014 GMT) at Bauchi road shopping complex, near the Bauchi motor park and the University of Jos.

“A second explosion was heard about four minutes later,” he said, adding that it occurred close to the popular Yantaya mosque. Abubakar said a van and several other vehicles were seen transporting some of the dead and injured to the hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts but Jos, the capital of Plateau state, has been repeatedly attacked by the Boko Haram Islamist group.

In February, at least 17 people were killed when a twin blast hit a bus park in the city.


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Mandela-n-Achebe-by-Chido-book-frontcover-Lrsand friendship HOLDUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos lessons for humanity and Africans, USAfrica Founder Chido Nwangwu takes a measure of their works and CONSEQUENCEUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos to write that Mandela and Achebe have left “footprints of greatness.”
He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in South Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being CLOSEUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown UNIVERSITYUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos in Providence, Rhode Island.“I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that HISTORICUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief EXECUTIVEUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when PRESIDENTUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos BILLUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and CAMEUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia 
specialist and founder of USAfricaonline.com, the first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the INTERNETUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos, in his first book; he writes movingly from his 1998 reporting from South Africa on Mandela. http://www.mandelaachebechido.com/

  Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (GOVERNANCEUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of JosSECURITYUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos, and PEACEUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown UNIVERSITYUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos in Rhode Island and former ADVISERUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the INTERNETUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos USAfricaonline.com; CLASSmagazine, AchebeBooks.com, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AfricanChristians, Nigeria360 and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn         E-MAILUSAfrica BrkNEWS: 2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos: Chido247@Gmail.com