Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tempers flare as suicide bombers hit Jos again

12 March 2012

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ST. Finbarr’s Catholic Church, Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State, has been a place of worship and sanctuary for many Christian faithful over the years. Although the city has been in the throes of violence for some time now, not many who went to the church for yesterday’s service would have thought that it could turn gory. Regrettably, it did. Indeed, a battle scene couldn’t have been gorier!

Barely a fortnight after suicide bombers attacked the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) headquarters in Jos killing at least six people, St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church, Jos, was yesterday hit by another suicide bomb attack, which claimed 11 lives and left several others injured.

Apparently peeved by the latest attack against the backdrop of several assurances from the government and security forces after earlier bomb blasts in the city, irate youths in the Rayfield area were involved in a face-off with the Special Task Force (STF) personnel who raced to the church following yesterday’s blast. The youths also threatened to attack reporters who made to gain access to the scene.

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