Sunday, May 25, 2014 10:46 am
Jos – A bomb exploded near a football viewing centre along Bauchi Road in Jos on Saturday.
Police spokesperson Felicia Anselm, who confirmed the incident, did not give further details.
Eyewitnesses told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the bombers parked close to a football viewing centre where soccer enthusiasts were watching the final European championship match between Real Madrid FC and Athletico Madrid FC.
Capt. Ike Iweham spokesman of the Special Taskforce, also confirmed the blast but gave no further details.
“The only thing I can confirm is that there was indeed an explosion,” he said.
Meanwhile, Gov Jonah Jang has asked Plateau residents to be courageous and support the war against terrorism.
Jang, in reaction to the Saturday blast, regretted that it was coming just four days after a similar one.
He urged security agencies to track down sponsors of the attacks.