Twin blasts in central Nigerian city leaves 44 people dead
July 6, Jos: At least 44 people have been killed after two bombs exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria‘s central city of Jos, witnesses said.
The explosion at Yantaya Mosque came as a leading cleric who preaches peaceful co-existence was addressing a crowd during the holy month of Ramadan. The witnesses say they don’t know how many worshippers died.
Another bomb exploded at Shagalinku, a restaurant patronized by elite politicians. Mark Lipdo of the Christian Stefanos Foundation says at least 15 people died there.
Jos has been targeted by bomb blasts claimed by Boko Haram Islamic extremists that have killed hundreds of people in the past.
The Oslo Times