Two blasts rock central Nigeria`s Jos, at least 17 dead: Military, witnesses
Two blasts targeting a bus park in the central Nigerian city of Jos killed at least 17 people on Thursday, the military and witnesses told AFP.
Lagos: Two blasts targeting a bus park in the central Nigerian city of Jos killed at least 17 people on Thursday, the military and witnesses told AFP.
"There were twin blasts today in Jos," said Ikedichi Iweha, military spokesman in the Plateau state capital which has been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram.
He declined to give further details but two witnesses at the scene said the attacks were carried out by assailants who threw explosives from a moving car as they sped through the station.
Driver Ibrahim Hashidu said the first explosive device killed five people and injured several others by the roadside.
"We rushed out after hearing the explosions to see what was happening," he told AFP.
Moments later another device was thrown from the same car "in the middle of grocers selling fruits in front of the motor park.
"Twelve people died and many others were injured," Hashidu said.
Another witness who requested anonymity gave identical details.
There are military checkpoints in the road adjacent to the station and there were reports of angry mobs chasing away troops, apparently voicing frustration over their failure to stop the attack.