June 11th, 2012
None killed in failed terrorist attack on Jos Church, attacker dies from his bomb
NewsRescue- A suicide attack on the Christ Chosen Church located along Rukuba Road, Sunday in which the attacker drove a Volkswagen Vento car into the Church, succeeded in killing only the attacker.
Luckily there were not many faithfuls in the Church as only few stayed behind for a prayer meeting at the time.
Christian mobs kill 7 ‘Muslims’, injure several, attack journalists
Irate Christian youth mobs annoyed at the act of the terrorist who brought down parts of the Church building, went into the offensive yesterday, killing at least 7 innocent Muslims and injuring many others.
Journalists were not spared at the hands of the angry Christian mobs who damaged their cars.
Vanguard, AllAfrica Newspapers call attack on innocent passerby’s, reprisal attacks
According to the Vanguard, even though it is not understood by our intellectual readers how these can be called ‘reprisal attacks’, because innocent Muslims and passerby’s were attacked due to the failed actions of an unknown, insane terrorist:
A yet to be ascertained number were also lynched by an irate mob protesting the bomb attack at Christ Chosen Church located along Rukuba Road.
Following the blast, irate youths took over the road attacking commercial motorcyclists and others in apparent reprisals. Unconfirmed report said at least seven people were said to have been killed in such attacks.
However, our correspondent sighted about four charred bodies of those believed to have been victims of reprisals in different places. The irate mob harassed security men and journalists preventing them from going to the venue.
The windshield of the NTA crew which was heading for the scene was smashed as the mob expressed anti-government and anti-security forces sentiments.
The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Ayeni, while confirming the incident said only the suicide bomber died at the church while the two others died from the riot that broke out in the aftermath of the blast. The suicide bomber was said to have been torn apart by the blast.
He said four vehicles and a motorcycle were damaged in the blast but regretted that the reaction by angry youth slowed down rescue operations.
It’s saddening —Plateau govt
The Plateau State government has, meanwhile, described the blast as saddening despite efforts put in place to prevent such attacks.
It said the incident coming after a period of calm in the state was an indication that the security measures put in place were working and appealed to the people to remain calm and not to do anything capable of heightening the tension.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap, spoke on behalf of the state government.
The police commissioner confirmed that 41 people were injured.
Contrary to initial claims, some of the church members receiving treatment at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital told journalists that they had just finished prayers and the sermon was about to commence when the car drove into the premises at top speed and rammed into one of the pillars.