12 Students Killed In Jos Twin Bomb ExplosionsFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Thursday, February 26th, 2015
No fewer than 12 students of the University of Jos were reportedly killed on Thursday in Jos, the Plateau State capital, North Central, Nigeria in a twin bomb explosion in front of the school’s gate.
Witnesses said one of the explosions occurred at a motor park directly opposite the campus on Bauchi Road while the second went off about 100 meters away, close to a military checkpoint but within the campus area.
It was learnt that the second bomb was targeted at the students who were just coming out of the examinations hall.
The students resumed on Monday and started their second semester examination after the school was closed down in last year November following a protest.
Spokesman of the Plateau police command Abu Emmanuel confirmed the explosions.
He said: “It is true there were twin explosions but we are yet to gather details of casualties. Our men are there on a rescue operation. They will reveal the casualty figure at the end of the mission.
But eye witnesses said about 12 bodies were seen taken away from the scene to mortuary while those injured were taken to the University teaching hospital, Jos.
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