At least 40 people were killed by twin explosions at Jos terminus market, yesterday at the hours of about 6:15 pm, while second one at 6:18 pm even as security operatives says there are more suicide bombers on the prow in Jos
Our correspondent who was at the scene of the blast reported that he counted eleven dead bodies at the location of the first explosion at terminus round about close to Mr. Biggs.
While at the location of the second explosion behind the Jos main market, twenty corpses were also counted.
Many other people were also injured by the explosions, which were believed to have been planted.
Our correspondent reported that most of the casualties were taken by people who were at the venue using will barrow to nearby clinics within the city center of Jos.
Men of the Police later evacuated some of the casualties to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, in a white Hilux vans bearing the logo of Operation rainbow.
Media officer of the Special Task Force STF), Captain Ikedchi Iweha, confirmed the incident to this medium t, but did not gave details.
He said “ I can only give you figures having made the necessary findings tomorrow “
In a witness account, one Bashir Mohammed, a vigilante youth, said he saw several corpses shortly after many others had been evacuated to nearby hospitals.
Another eyewitness, Ahmed Suleiman who gave a hospital account, told our correspondents that many victims had been taken to Lathahazan hospital in Narasawa community of Jos north LGA.
Suleiman recounted his experience: “We were at Lathahazan Hospital to see a patient when we saw many tricycles bringing in victims of the blast to the hospital. Over 20 people were brought, some dead, some injured.”
Media Officer of Special Task Force (STF) Ikedichi Iweha said STF officials and men were still busy conveying victims away from the scene and doing mop up and were yet to determine casualty figures.
Security reports revealed that suicide are on the prowl as over 20 youths were arrested in the state in the last few days, also there has been influx of foreign national from the neighboring Niger and Chad respectively..