News reaching ViewPointNigeria suggests that two explosions on Sunday night occurred (at 9:30pm) in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Our correspondent who made contact with people at the vicinity, reports that the first explosion occurred at Bauchi road, just before the University of Jos main campus gate, while the second explosion occurred around Yantaya, Nasarawa Gwon area, both in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria later reported that Tafsir (Islamic sermon session) was ongoing around the scene of the second explosion when it occurred, suggesting that the casualty level may be high.
ViewPointNigeria continues to attempt to get pictures and exclusives from people in the area and shall report accordingly when pictures and videos become available.
The twin explosions occurred hours after a suicide bomber killed at least six people in a church in Potiskum in Yobe State.
The police in the state could not be reached for comments at the time of publishing this report. But reports suggests that the casualty levels is really high, with several witnesses reporting seeing bodies splattered across the area.
This is a rather challenging situation, given that it is the Muslim period of Ramadan and confirms the fact that the sect which is suspected of carrying out this attack (Boko Haram), appear to be targeting moderate Muslims as well as Christians.
Unfortunately, since the gains scored by the Goodluck administration, during the twilight of his administration, it appears the Buhari regime has taken a massive step backward, with several unmitigated attacks on Christians and moderate muslims since the inauguration of his administration.
This is a massive blow to Buhari’s decision to relocate the command and control centre of the Boko Haram insurgency to Borno, which appears not to have any effect so far. For Buhari to make inroads into checkmating the insurgency, he’d need to very quickly constitute his cabinet and commence the process of governance -as opposed to the slow and snailly approach currently witnessed.
It is a well known fact that Plateau state has had a hiatus from Bomb blasts for the last half year, but has witnessed significant escalation of attacks from nomads and people purported to be Fulani militia. Many people have called on Buhari to give the same attention to Plateau as Borno has had, but so far, this has remain un-actioned.
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