Jos bomb death toll rises to four
The Plateau state government has reassured people in the Capital that the perpetrators will be found.
JOS Nigeria - The casualties of the bomb that exploded along Bauchi road on Saturday night has risen to four.
The Plateau state government has called on the people in the Jos Capital to be calm and reassured them the perpetrators will be found.
State Governor Jonah Jang says the attack comes a mere four days after a previous bomb attack, is a calculated attempt to disrupt the peace in Jos.
The suicide bombing that exploded on Saturday, was meant to target an open air viewing of a football match in the central Nigerian city.
But, the bomb had detonated too early to catch its target and instead ended up killing four.
It's believed that the bomber approached the Jos Viewing Centre while people were watching Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid, but failed to get there before his car exploded.
This latest attack also follows a bombing in downtown Jos on Tuesday that killed 118 people.
Meanwhile, in other parts of the city, church services were held under strict security with extra layers of cordon to protect the church.