1 August 2011
Two separate blasts have occurred at Anguwar-Rimi and Sarkin-Mangu areas of Jos North local government area of
. Plateau State
But the Police Sunday said no life was lost and no injury recorded in the incidents.
The first explosion according to eyewitnesses occurred at about 7:30pm on Saturday night at Anguwar Rimi area leaving the windscreen of a taxi car shattered. The second explosion, other witnesses revealed occurred in the early hours of Sunday, at about 6:30 am at Sarkin Mangu.
A statement by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Dipo Ayeni, said: "Incident report information received from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Angwuwar Rogo revealed that a minor blast from a suspected explosive device placed in an empty Groundnut oil can occurred at Anguwar Rimi at about 21:30. The blast caused no death or injury, but a taxi-cab parked nearby had its window glass shattered."
The statement revealed that "the blast occurred near the house of a prominent Islamic Scholar by name Sheikh Yahaya Jingir, an Izala sect leader in Jos," adding that his men have been dispatched to the scene.