Scary times it is in Nigeria as the reign of terror has struck again this time in Jos where two bomb blasts went off yesterday afternoon. The bombs went off at Jos Terminus market with the first explosion detonated by a suicide bomber in a Fiat car around 3pm while the second bomb went off in a Toyota Sienna 20 meters from the scene of the first bomb. Eye witnesses put the death toll at 150 with about 45b injured!
According to an eyewitness, 20 minutes after the blast there was no security personnel present. The man told Punch that Policemen attached to the Police post took to their heels after the first bomb exploded. continue to read full account and see photos at viewer discretion.
" The bomber in the Fiat car stopped it abruptly along the busy Muritala Mohammed way which is very close to the old site of the Jos University Teaching Hospital. He left the car for minutes to cause enough traffic build up before he returned and detonated the explosives in it.The explosion was heard all over Jos and Bukuru metropolis.As people gathered to assist victims, hoodlums started looting and burning cars. In the course of their actions some youths noticed the parked Toyota Sienna and went for it, while trying to put a light under it in the course of vandalizing it and it immediately exploded killing nearly all those in its vicinity. There was pandemonium all over the market as traders scrambled to close shops. Cars that tried to make a U turn were trapped and many were burnt."
In April a bomb blast killed 80 people at Nyanya market Abuja. On May 1st another blast killed 30 people. May 10 a bomb blast killed 10 people and now this? This people are gaining ground and the world is watching. Goodluck Jonathan as usual has condemned the bombings.