Monday, 13 July 2015

Jos: How a private security guard discovered a bomb planted in a church and saved many lives.

But for the alertness of a private security guard, hundreds of people would have been killed in the Sunday morning multiple blasts that rocked the Evangelical Church Winning All in Angwan Yanshi of Tudun Wada area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident came as multiple acts of terror were also recorded around Maiduguri Saturday night.

But in the Jos church blast, an eye witness told our correspondent that the church was full to the brim with worshippers who came for the first morning service when one of the bombs went off.

The eyewitness, who gave his name as Garuba, said that after controlling the panicky worshippers, the guard was said to have started combing the premises when he discovered another bomb near the toilet.

The brave guard did not wait to alert anybody as he quickly picked the lethal parcel and threw it over the fence. The parcel exploded spontaneously, missing him just by a whisker. He however sustained minor injuries from the flying shrapnel. Read more on PUNCH

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