Nigeria: 46 killed in Jos Market bombings. New hashtag: #AnnihilateBokoHaram

by 1389 on May 20, 2014

in 1389 (blog admin), Boko Haram, Nigeria

IBT has the story:

(h/t: Guggi)

Two explosions have rocked a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the capital of Plateau State, leaving at least 46 dead, according to police.

A spokesman for the state governor confirmed there had been two blasts while a military spokesman confirmed that one device had been detonated in a truck and the other in a minibus.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts but Boko Haram has continued to wage war on central and northern Nigerian cities as it seeks to establish an Islamic state within the country.

Jos, a city which has been targeted by Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram in the past, lies on the fault-line which divides Nigeria’s largely Muslim north from its mainly Christian south.

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