More than 100 killed in Nigeria twin blasts

Twin car bombs that exploded at a crowded

bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central

city of Jos have killed at least 118 people, the

country's emergency agency said.

Coordinator Mohammed Abdulsalam of the

National Emergency Management Agency said

fires raged in buildings after Tuesday's blasts

and he expected more bodies to be found.

"We've now recovered 118 bodies from the

rubble," he said. "This could rise by morning,

as there is still some rubble we haven't yet


The bombs were concealed in a truck and a

minibus. officials said. The second blast killed

some of the rescue workers who had rushed to

the scene, which was obscured by billows

of black smoke.

"It's horrifying, terrible," said Mark Lipdo of

the Stefanos Foundation, a Christian charity

based in Jos, who described the sickening smell

of burning human flesh.

President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the

blasts, calling the perpetrators "cruel and


"The government remains fully committed to

winning the war against terror, and this

administration will not be cowed by the

atrocities of enemies of human progress and

civilisation," he said in a statement issued by

his office.

Boko Haram violence

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow, reporting from

the capital, Abuja, said there was no immediate

claim of responsibility for the attack.

"However, suspicion will most likely fall on the

group Boko Haram," he said.

Boko Haram grabbed world headlines with the

abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls a

month ago from a remote village in the


Britain, the United States and France have

pledged to help rescue them.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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