Nigeria – Jos bombs kill 30; Archbishop calls for protection for poor

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Jos bomb attacks: ‘Poor Nigerians need protection’

Archbishop Benjamin KwashiArchbishop Benjamin Kwashi said the bombers would not succeed in fomenting religious divisions

The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.

Archbishop Ben Kwashi told the BBC that most of the victims were poor and defenceless.

The attack on a crowded marketplace on Thursday has been blamed on Boko Haram.

The Islamist group has previously targeted churches and mosques in Jos, which has a mixed population of Muslims and Christians.

The Anglican archbishop said the bombers would not succeed in fomenting religious divisions in the city, as it was clear they did not represent Nigeria’s Muslim population.

But he said ordinary people needed more protection.

“Government must step up, to show that it cares about the weak, about the poor, about those who…

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