Pastor, Wife And Children Among 52 Injured Victims In Jos Church Bombing

NAN – The Pastor of Christ Chosen Church of God, Monday Uzoka, his wife and two children are among the 52 victims affected by the suicide bomb that hit the Church in Jos on Sunday.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), was informed by medical personnel that Uzoka and another Church elder were in “very critical situation”.

The rest of the 50 victims were on admission at the nearby Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH).

Mrs. Maria Goni, BUTH’s Director of Nursing Services, told our correspondent that the duo had to be transferred to JUTH “because they were in a serious condition and in dire need of surgery“.

“Right now, we have 50 persons on admission in our hospital. In fact, we are still counting and may have more. When we are through with counting, we shall know the exact figure we have.

“We have people with orthopeadic and laceration cases among others, but we are doing our best to treat them,” she said.

She said that no death had so far been recorded among the victims brought to the hospital.

Goni expressed happiness that the Red Cross International and the Plateau Government had rendered much help in the provision of drugs and other consumables.

NAN observed that among the victims were the elderly, women and children, who had suffered various degrees of injuries from the blast.

One of the victims, Mrs. Esther Emmanuel, 35, said that four of her children, Chigozie (11), Victor (3), Ikechukwu (8) and Chidinma (12) were also on admission.

Another victim, Mrs. Mercy Francis, 45, said her six year-old daughter, Blessing, had “disappeared” during the blast and called on the authorities to help in locating her.

“That is the only daughter I have. Please tell them to help me to trace her where ever she may be, especially since I can’t get another child like her at my age now,” Francis cried out.

  1. Otunba Victor Coker Reply

    God have mercy on your people!

  2. denomah Reply

    dont you think we bomb a major mosque one faithful friday in bauchi, kano, kaduna, jos, maduguri and any oda town dey r bombing churches. it is high time xtains operate laws of moses, eye 4 eye, bomb 4 bomb.

  3. Ephraim from benin Reply

    May them never hv peace

  4. Umar Reply

    May God c us true this situation.AMEEN

  5. solomon Reply

    Brother you know the north is good in politics. If you asked them they tell you a christian disguised himself as a Muslim and bomb the church. I don’t know how long we continue to deceive ourself. They are doing christains forgeting that their own if tried will be more deadly considering how they seat in the mosque. My beloved brothers9 muslims) let it stop at this. If it continue you will loose, I tell you. We are believers no believer that encoutereed the lord Jesus Christ will attempt kill because our God is love. He Love us so much so we too love others. He commanded us to love one another so no christain can ever try it. If they want us to attack it is possible that means we are pushed to the wall. If you are pushed to the wall what do you do? you turn and face what is facing you.

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