the Plateau State capital, killing about 12 students of the University
of Jos (UNIJOS).
Motor Park while the second occurred near a military checkpoint reported
to be just about 100 meters away.
Amina, Hauwa and Aishat Mudi (three sisters) who survived the blast have narrated their experience to PUNCH newspaper.
Amina Sani Mudi, a 19-year-old 100-level student of Medicine at the
University of Jos said, “I had just finished my Chemistry paper, which I
had from 3pm to 6pm and it was raining. As I walked to the gate of the
university, I called my sisters who were at the School of Forestry to
buy one of the JME recommended books. I walked down and joined them as
they were already waiting for me in front of Bauchi Park. We stood and
were waiting for a tricycle to take us home.
As we stood waiting for a tricycle the next thing we heard was a loud
explosion. Initially, I thought it was thunder because it was still
drizzling. But somebody shouted, ‘bomb, bomb,’ and we ran to a nearby
pharmacy for safety. I saw a girl whose hands were mutilated and she was
calling her father. We saw pieces of human flesh all around the place.
The thought on my mind was just to run for safety. If you say you are a
true Muslim, no religion, even Christianity, preaches that anybody
should kill another. I want to appeal to the terrorists to stop because
God does not sanction killing.”
Hauwa Sani Mudi, 21, the eldest of the sisters said “I thought that
it was an explosion from a transformer until we heard somebody shouting,
‘bomb, bomb.’ I ran with my sisters to a nearby pharmacy because we
were told that the soldiers could start shooting and we tried to contact
our father. We did not even know that we were wounded.”
While the youngest of the sisters, Aisha, said , ‘’I am thankful to God for sparing our lives. He is a good God.’’