Three people were killed and several others injured Saturday night when three television-viewing centers on Bauchi Ring Road in Jos, Plateau State were blown off during the Barcelona-Real Madrid match. The three viewing centers built with corrugated iron sheets, with capacity to accommodate between 500 and 1000 viewers were located at Tina Junction, another one close to Odu motor spraying shop and the other close to the city of David Peculiar Peoples Assembly were blown off using explosives about the same time shortly after the first goal of the match was scored.
One person was said to have died on the spot at the viewing center near Odu car spraying shop while another one among those wounded at the same center died at the hospital. The third death was one of those wounded at the Tina junction-viewing center. No death was recorded at the center near the church.
Information gathered by Daily Sun revealed that the men who planted the explosives had visited the areas when the match was on and the attention of the viewers were rapt on the match. In the three areas, the viewers were fortunate that the persons that planted the explosives could not enter their midst because the places were filled to the brim.
At the viewing center at Tina junction, Samson Ishaya who said he was at the viewing center when the blast was heard said the person that planted the explosive came on a motorcycle.