2 explosions rock central Nigerian city of Jos
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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