Three bomb blasts rocked Jos and Biu, Borno state, Thursday evening killing no fewer than 22 people.
The first bomb hit the Bauchi Road motor park, adjacent to the Bauchi road campus of the University of Jos at about 4.30pm, while the second one occurred almost simultaneously in front of the UNIJOS gate, targeting students who were just trooping out of the school after the day’s lectures.
Both bombings, which killed no less than 12 people, are believed to be suicide attacks as a source said the blast at the Bauchi Road motor park was carried out by a female suicide bomber, who entered the park wearing a Hijab.
Another suicide bombing went down in Biu, a commercial town in Borno State, killing no fewer than 10 people.
Sources said a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on him a few metres away from a fuel station in the town, which is about 160 kilometers from Maiduguri.
According to a witness, “It is believed that the suicide bomber was heading for the filling station, where the explosion would have made a huge impact but the bomb detonated before he could get to the target.
“The corpses have been evacuated to the General Hospital Biu, where the injured have also been taken for treatment.”