Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Graphic Photos: Bomb Explosions Rock Jos, Plateau State

Three big explosions rocked the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) area inside the Terminus Market near Murtala Mohammed way, in Jos city.

Eyewitness said the explosions shook the entire area causing major panic in the area. The bombs were primed to inflict maximum casualties as they exploded few minutes apart. 
The blasts caused casualties, but it was not immediately clear how many.

The first vehicle to explode was a Peugeot J5 van, with the registration number XG 148 BLD. The second blast was carried out with a Toyota van, with a Gombe state license plate number.

An eyewitness told that the second car, a Toyota Sienna van, had been abandoned since 6 AM Tuesday morning. A journalist on the scene of the first explosion called it "massive." People were screaming and running, some covered in blood. Some had to be carried away, the journalist said. The first blast was a bomb detonated at the Terminus market, where food and clothes are sold, the journalists said. 

The second blast was at the same market and could have been a bomb or gas canister ignited by the first bomb. The third explosion was at Abuja market, which sells shoes, the journalists said.

At least five residents had informed police officials, suspicious of the mysteriously van parked in their area, but no police arrived at the scene, and nothing was done until the car exploded some hours afterwards. Sources tell SaharaReporters the car “exploded,” after a beeping sound was heard from curious local residents.

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