GEJ Orders Release Of Relief Materials To Victims Of Jos Twin Blasts

Channels Television  
Updated May 21, 2014

President-Goodluck-Jonathan-1President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate release of relief materials to families of the deceased and affected victims of the bomb blasts that claimed many lives and destroyed properties in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Tuesday.

The coordinator, joint security information center, Mr Mike Omeri, told a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday said 75 people lost their lives while 70 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

The explosions, believed to have been caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), occurred around the busy Jos main market, between railway terminus and the temporary site of the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

While advising residents to desist from rushing to bomb blast scenes in order to avoid being victims, Omeri said that the federal government had asked the UN Security Council to place an embargo on the Boko Haram sect and a response is expected soon.