I narrowly escaped the Jos bomb blast – Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi

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May 28th, 2014
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Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has said that he narrowly escaped being killed in last week’s suicide bombings in Jos, Plateau State.

Onazi, who was born in Jos, told the British Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday, that he left the popular Main Market in Jos, barely 15 minutes before the first blast rocked the area.

“I am very, very lucky, just by the grace of God. It was just like an ordinary day. Happy faces and friendly warmth that make you feel happy to be back home. We had gone to the railway market to get something. I think it was 15 minutes later when we heard the loud blast from the place. And suddenly, people were just running.

“There was chaos and pandemonium. There was smoke, I was confused, lost and just wondered what had happened. I had no idea of what was going on and it was scary. All my life I have never heard a bang or boom like that.” said Onazi who is now with the Super Eagles in London as they prepare for Wednesday’s (today ) friendly against Scotland.

Challenging the Federal Government to act quickly, Onazi said “Personally, I think there is a need for a holistic approach to solving this problem once and for all. Innocent people are dying and the government seriously needs to step up security across the country.”

The Tuesday explosion killed over a hundred people and left many others wounded.

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