Another Dark Sunday: Sucide Bomber & Gunmen Attack Churches in Jos & Borno
Posted on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 2:01 PM
By Adeola Adeyemo
It’s another bloody Sunday in Nigeria as reports of a bomb blast rocking the city of Jos has again taken the lives of innocent individuals. Although the number of casualties is yet unknown and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, media reports say a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Lord’s Chosen Church, Rukuba Road, Jos while gunmen sprayed a congregation with bullets in Biu, Borno state.
The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ayeni, has confirmed the explosion but says the casualty figure is yet to be ascertained.
Also, a group of angry youths have mobilised themselves at the scene of this morning’s suicide bomb attack in Jos, Plateau state.
Meanwhile in Biu in Borno state, gunmen opened fire on a church, spraying the congregation with bullets and killing and wounding many of them, witnesses said.
“Three gunmen came to the premises of the church and started firing at people outside the church before going into the main building to carry on their killings … Many people have been killed and wounded,” said a witness, Hamidu Wakawa, who was at the church.