Triple Blasts in Nigerian Restaurant, Mosque and Church
Just a reminder that these extremist jihadi thugs are the enemy of every decent, law abiding person, regardless of race, religion, or nationality. They kill rich & poor, men & women, elderly & children, and Christian & Muslim with equal abandon.
Witnesses who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals said the explosion at Yantaya Mosque in Jos came as a leading cleric who preaches peaceful co-existence was addressing a crowd during the holy month of Ramadan. At least 29 people were killed.
Another bomb exploded at Shagalinku, a restaurant patronised by elite politicians. Mark Lipdo of the Christian Stefanos Foundation says at least 15 people died there.
Forty seven others were wounded in the twin Jos attacks.
Jos has been targeted in the past by bomb blasts claimed by Boko Haram that have killed hundreds of people.
Earlier on Sunday a suicide bomber entered the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the Jigawa area on the outskirts of Potiskum and detonated his explosives.
Four worshippers died instantly with a fifth succumbing to her injuries shortly afterwards in hospital. “The victims included a woman and her two children, the pastor and another worshipper,” said a police officer, who helped remove the bodies.