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Death Toll Rises To 20 In Jos Twin Bomb Blast

From Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – Medical officials have confirmed that death toll, of Thursday’s twin blast at the two Motor parks in Jos North LGA area of Plateau State, has risen from 12 to 20.

Deputy Chief Medical Director of Plateau Specialist Hospital, Dr. Philemon Golwa, made the confirmation Friday, when the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North LGA, Dr. Danjuma Sanda, visited the victims of the blast at the hospital where they were receiving treatment.

“As at yesterday night, 17 corpses were brought to this hospital, out of which six were taken by their relatives.

“Right now, 10 persons are on admission and are responding to treatment, Golwa confirmed.

At Bingham University Teaching Hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Musa Dankyau, said four persons were brought to the hospital but three died, adding that the other person was receiving treatment.

Speaking earlier, Dr. Sanda, commiserated with the families of victims and assured them of government support.

In a related development, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Prof. Hayward Mafuyai, debunked media reports that, 12 students of the institution were killed in the blast.

“We want to clearly say that no student was killed in the twin blast and only one 100 level Medical student sustained minor injuries and she is not in a critical situation, because I have just seen her; she was even talking of going to write her exams tomorrow” affirmed the University Don.

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