Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Jos Explosions: Angry Protesters Torch Two Churches – Police
The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Nasiru Oki, has said two churches were on Monday set ablaze by angry persons protesting bomb explosion at a mosque Sunday night in Jos.
The police boss made the disclosure Monday evening at the police headquarters in Jos, the state capital.
While briefing journalists on the police’s investigations, Mr. Oki said no arrest had been made so far.
He also noted that no life was lost in the church incidents but property allegedly worth millions of naira, were destroyed.
Mr. Oki also said that 42 people were killed in the twin bomb explosions on Sunday – 20 in the first blast at a restaurant and 22 others in the second at a mosque.
50 people were hospitalized for various degree of injuries and are being treated in hospitals within Jos, he added.
He also presented an undetonated locally-made device recovered from the first scene and quoting police bomb experts, Mr. Oki said the according to police bomb experts, the device was capable of destroying a complex.
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