Many feared dead in Nigeria as crisis rocks the city of Jos

Posted by Golden on December 25th, 2010

Residents of Jos spent the Christmas eve in fear after two devices went off almost simultaneously in different parts of the city last night.Time was 7:30 pm. Some people were feared dead but the exact number could not be immediately ascertained.

One of the bombs went off at Gada Biya and the other at Angwan Rukuba junction, injuring scores of people.

An eyewitness to the blast at Angwan Rukuba said human beings, cars and houses were seriously affected.

He claimed to have seen dismembered human parts littering the road and helped in conveying some of the injured to the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH. About 10 people were said to have been taken to the hospital.

Pandemonium followed the blasts with residents running helter skelter.

Also, sources in the Plateau State Government blamed the federal government for the bombings yesterday, stating that the former state police commissioner redeployed three weeks ago, had fully settled down and should not have left the state.

They alleged that the new commissioner, Akano, is yet to settle down or understand the fragility of the terrain.
As a result, the sources said his lack of knowledge of the environment had now been exploited by those who don’t want peace to return to Jos.

It was reliably gathered that those affected at Kabon and Gada-biu were people who were returning from Christmas shopping.
Also, sources confirmed that most of the affected areas where the explosions tooks places are predominantly Christian areas.
But just as security operative were trying to restore calm and ensure the safety of the people affected in Gada-biu, a fourth bomb exploded at Angwan Rukuba in the same Jos North Local Government Area, leading to total pandemonium in the city.

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