Nigeria: Explosion hits Jos football viewing centre

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2012
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An unspecified number of people sustained injuries on Tuesday nite in a bomb blast close to a football viewing centre in Tudun Wada, Jos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most of the injuries resulted from stampede as the soccer enthusiasts ran for safety.

Plateau State Commissioner of Police Dipo Ayeni, who confirmed the incident said that no death was recorded.

“Those injured have been rushed to the Plateau Specialist hospital,” he said.

NAN reports that the bomb went off by the road side, minutes after the end of the UEFA semi final match between Chelsea FC and Barcelona FC.

An eye witness, Hosea Daniel, a security man with NAN, said that among the injured were petty traders selling by the roadside.

Tuesday’s bomb is the third in Jos, targeted at soccer fans during high profile European matches. (NAN)

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