by Benson Agoha | Nigeria
A powerful explosion reported at the premises of the Evangelical Church of West Africa, Jos, Nigeria is feared to have claimed many lives.
The explosion reportedly rocked the church in , Plateau state, today, Sunday, July 12, only one week after a similar one at the premises of the Redeemed Church, Yobe State killed many church goers.
According to Nigerian media, the twin explosion occurred at ECWA church in Tudunwa, Angwan yashi, near the Federal Secretariat in Jos.
An eye witness characterized the explosion as “massive” and the sound from it as very loud. The death toll is feared to be high as there were a lot of worshippers present at the service.
The tragedy comes shortly after the July 5 twin explosion in Jos, which claimed dozens of lives. A week ago a church on the outskirts on Potiskum, Yobe state, was attacked.
Condemning the renewed attacks by insurgents on places of worship, the presidency said:
“Nigerians are a very religious people and President Buhari believes that the terrorists who wantonly attack our places of worship have willfully declared war on all that we value, and must therefore be confronted with all our might and collective resolve.”
A member of the church told TheCable that no casualty was recorded in the incident, which created commotion among members. “One of the bombs exploded in the toilet, while the other one was at the back of the church,” he said. “Security men moved in immediately and luckily there was no casualty.”
No official response yet and news is still developing..