Yesterday’s bomb explosion in Jos, Plateau state of Nigeria claimed the life of Michael. Michael is a final year medical student in the University of Jos. Peculiar Udo narrated the story of the incident to Africa Thisday on the phone this afternoon.
Hear him: “I went to the market with Michael to shop for food stuffs after school hours. While in the market, I had a phone call which mandated me to return to school immediately. I was just about five minutes away when I heard the bomb blast. BOOM! The ground shook and I was terrified. I turned back and the market I left few minutes ago was engulfed in a thick smoke. The rest is on the newspapers. That was how I lost my friend Michael.”
Peculiar who also is a medical student of same school with Michael, University of Jos could not contain his emotions as he described the character of the diseased. “He was a good christian, He was an evangelist, a student-pastor, very humble and intelligent.” Peculiar said. “It would have been me”. He added.
Yesterday’s Jos explosion claimed more than 200 lives leaving many injured and properties worth several millions of Naira destroyed. The bombed Jos market is made up of about 85% Christians.
Muslims in Jos have taken to the social media to express their fears for what they termed “inevitable retaliation” by Irate Christian youths following the double explosion that rocked Jos, Plateu State of Nigeria. Here is a tweet from a one Muhammed: “@KoloKennethK: I can CONFIRM that irate boys in #Busabuji ward in #Jos have mounted a stop and search block. They’ll now target innocent muslims”.
Africa Thisday is yet to confirm the search block as stated in the tweet.
Two big explosions rocked the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) area inside the terminus market. The details of casualty remains sketchy but eyewitness said the explosions shook the entire area causing major panic in the area.