The north central Nigerian city suffered another bomb attack on Tuesday night at the height of the Uefa Champions League semi-final game
The city of Jos, north central Nigeria, suffered a bomb attack on Tuesday night during the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg game between Barcelona and Chelsea.
Nine fans sustained injuries when a bomb exploded in the Tundun Wada area of the city at about 9pm local time.
The viewing centre located behind the Coca Cola mini depot was packed with fans watching the enthralling game between the European giants, in which the two teams drew 2-2, sending the Blues on to the final of the competition at the expense of the Blaugrana due to a 3-2 aggregate victory.
Plateau State Police spokesman Samuel Dabai told Goal.com that one of the fans later died at the hospital.
“We are investigating the incident at the moment,” said Dabai. “We don’t have any suspects yet and no arrests have yet been made.”
Jos has suffered a series of attacks from the fanatic Boko Haram terror group in recent times. The last one came during the Easter celebrations when revellers at a local bar were killed by bomb attacks.
Last year, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father was also kidnapped in the city.