Terrorists conducted a deadly attack on Nigeria this morning where emergency agency officials confirmed 44 people were killed by two bombs that exploded at a packed mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in the Nigerian city of Jos.
National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Abdussalam Mohammed said 67 other people were wounded and are being treated at local hospitals.
According to witnesses, who wished to remain anonymous due to fear of reprisals, the explosion occurred at the Yantaya Mosque and came as a leading cleric preached peaceful co-existence to a crowd during the holy month of Ramadan.
The other explosion occurred at Shagalinku, a restaurant frequented by the country’s elite politicians.
Jos is located at the intersection of Nigeria’s majority Muslim north and Christian south.The Boko Haram Islamic extremist group have previously targeted the city, killing hundreds of people in attacks.