Explosion Rocks Central Nigerian City of Josإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
An explosion rocked central Nigeria's city of Jos on Tuesday, with an official saying a bomb detonated outside a government building while residents reported heavy weapons fire from a lone attacker.
"There was an explosion this morning... in the Bukuru area of Jos South. The bomb was intended to blow up the secretariat of Jos South local government," said the Plateau state governor's spokesman Pam Ayuba.
He said it was not yet clear if anyone was killed, but a military spokesman and residents said one young person died in the attack.
Resident Murtala Abdullahi said an attacker fired a heavy weapon at a building from a main avenue, and that it appeared a Muslim school in the Bukuru area, across the street from the government building, was the target.