NIGERIA: Worshippers Barely Escape Death As Two Bombs Discovered From A Church

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Two bombs discovered from a church in Nigeria

JOS: Congregation in a church barely escaping death after two bombs were discovered at a church.

According to media reports, two bombs were discovered at a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday 12 July. “They were removed and detonated,” said Ezekiel Manzo, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency

As per details, one of the two bombs was found in the church’s toilet, Manzo told a news agency. According to the reports by state-owned NTA Television, the controlled detonation occurred at the ECWA evangelical church near the Federal Secretariat in Jos. However no information about possible casualties has been aired yet.

This incident occurred only after a week when about 40 people were killed by two suicide blasts in the Plateau state capital. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation which is encountering the worst spell of violence since President Muhammadu Buhari took office six weeks ago.

So far, it has been a deadly month in Nigeria. More than 200 people have been killed since June 30 in attacks that have been recorded almost daily Nigeria’s northern and north-eastern regions which is stronghold of the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram.