Richard Jonah, a witness at today’s bombing of God Chosen Church in Jos,
the central Nigerian state of Plateau, said the bomber entered through
the church gate after deceiving the security personnel that he was a
member coming for service.
Jonah said the suicide bomber, who drove a Volkswagen Golf saloon car,
posed as a member of the church and was admitted to the premises by the
“But immediately he entered into the premises, he drove straight into
the church building and hit the structure with the bomb-laden vehicle
while the second service was still going on,” he said.
The explosion brought down the entire church building, destroying
chairs, tables and musical instruments as well as cars and motorcycles.
Officials say the number of casualties in the suicide bomb attack on the church at Rukuba Road, Jos, has not been determined.
Mr Manasseh Pampe, a senior official of Red Cross Society in Plateau,
said that many of the victims had been taken to various medical centres
in the town.