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Seven Unijos students die in bomb blasts

23 May 2014, 14:17

Jos - Seven fifth year students of the Department of Medical Laboratory, University of Jos, died in Tuesday’s twin explosions in Jos.

Mesah Nanmwa-Bulus, President, Nigeria Medical Laboratory Science Students’ Association in the university, confirmed this on Thursday in Jos.

He said that the students had just finished their lecture, and were returning to their hostels when the blasts killed them.

"They were all in the same class; they just finished their lecture and were on their way to their hostels, walking in a group.

"The explosion happened while they were crossing the market,’’ he said.

Nanmwa-Bulus said that arrangements had been concluded to claim and bury the remains of two of them already identified.

The association president said that they would be buried in their home states, adding that the remains of the others would be buried when found.

He said that the late students whose bodies had been found and identified were Mike Ogbole from Benue and Miss Francisca Nwafor from Anambra.

He said that the parents of the two deceased students had arrived in the university to process their death certificates and claim their remains for interment.

"The fathers of Mike and Francisca are here to claim their remains,’’ he said.

 - NAN

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