Suicide Bombers Hit Jos, Biu, Many Feared Dead

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A bomb blast sceneBy Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna.

Multiple explosions Thursday rocked the Bauchi Road motor park in Jos, the Plateau state capital, leaving over a dozen dead with several others injured.

Reports said the suicide bombers detonated the first explosive at about 6:45 p.m., while the second device was thrown from their moving vehicle outside the park which is a major bus terminus within Jos, located adjacent the main campus of the University of Jos.

Though, official casualty figures was not known, sources said the not fewer than 12 bodies were counted at the scene of the incident at the busy park.

“About twelve dead bodies were evacuated by emergency officials and the task force people,” a source told News Investigators.

Police authorities in the state confirmed the incident but declined to speak on the casualty figure, saying they were yet to ascertain that.

Meanwhile, the report of the explosion in Jos came hours after another suicide bombing killed 20 people and injured 17 others in Biu, Borno state.

The suicide bomber, driving a tricycle, had reportedly scaled through a security checkpoint, before blowing himself near a crowded neighbourhood.

The suicide attack occurred at about 3p.m when the suspected male bomber breached the security checkpoint which another suicide bomber attacked last Wednesday, and detonated the explosive after alighting from a commercial tricycle, popularly known as Keke Napep.

“The suicide bomber had come off the Keke Napep and was heading towards the roadside when the bomb went off, killing those that were inside the Keke Napep and those standing by the road side.

“Though the suicide bomber did not die immediately, he was later shot dead by angry members of Civillian-JTF. Many have been injured and some have died including the suicide bomber.” an eyewitness was quoted as saying.