A bomb has gone off at a crowded Church in Jos, Plateau State on Sunday morning, with many worshipers feared dead, according to reports.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that the loud blast occurred at ECWA in Tudunwada, Angwan yashi, near the Federal Secretariat in Jos, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.
The online newspaper quoted a witness near the church as saying that the explosion was “massive” and casualty could be high as the attack happened while service was ongoing.
What could have been a major disaster was averted on Sunday when a security guard spotted a bomb planted at a church in Plateau State.
The church, identified as ECWA, was filled with worshipers when the private security guard spotted the explosive device at the entrance, bravely picked it up and flung it far away from the premises before it exploded, witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES.
Contrary to our earlier report that many worshipers were feared dead, no one was killed from the explosion, although the guard sustained injuries on the leg and is currently being treated.
This version of events was supported by police spokesperson in Plateau, Abuh Emmanuel, who added that anti-bomb experts have been deployed to the scene.
“Experts have been sent there immediately to ascertain those who planted the explosion, and possibly, the manufacturers of the device. But I was told no one died in the incident”, he said.