Plateau police urges public to offer information concerning bomb attacks on Jos viewing centre

The police spokesman wants the community to nip terror attacks in the bud by giving useful tips that will lead to the arrest of perpetrators of terror

Following the bomb attacks on a football viewing centre in the Tundun Wada area of Jos, Plateau State during Tuesday night’s Uefa Champions League second leg semi-final game between Barcelona and Chelsea, the Police have called for community members to become alert and report suspicious movements.

One fan died in hospital while eight others are receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos since the attacks.

Samuel Dabai, Plateau police public relations officer, said that investigations are still ongoing even as nobody has been arrested in relation to the attack.

“The public should avail us of useful information that will lead to the arrest of the people behind the attacks,” Dabai told on Thursday.

“They should also inform us if they suspect movement by anybody before these things happen so that we can stop it.”

Jos has been the scene of sectarian violence in recent years and it has taken its toll on football in the city. Nigerian international and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s father was kidnapped in the city last year but was later found in Kaduna unharmed.