Lucky Escape:Three Sisters Narrate How They Escaped UNIJOS Bomb Blast

Amina, Hauwa and Aishat Mudi (three sisters) who survived the blast narrate their experience

For Amina Sani Mudi, a 19-year-old 100-level student of Medicine at the University of Jos, it was unbelievable that she escaped the terror.

She said, “I had just finished my Chemistry paper, which I had from 3pm to 6pm and it was raining. As I walked to the gate of the university, I called my sisters who were at the School of Forestry to buy one of the JME recommended books. I walked down and joined them as they were already waiting for me in front of Bauchi Park. We stood and were waiting for a tricycle to take us home. As we stood waiting for a tricycle the next thing we heard was a loud explosion. Initially, I thought it was thunder because it was still drizzling. But somebody shouted, ‘bomb, bomb,’ and we ran to a nearby pharmacy for safety. I saw a girl whose hands were mutilated and she was calling her father. We saw pieces of human flesh all around the place. The thought on my mind was just to run for safety.”

She added amid tears: “If you say you are a true Muslim, no religion, even Christianity, preaches that anybody should kill another. I want to appeal to the terrorists to stop because God does not sanction killing.”

I didn’t know we were wounded — Hauwa

Hauwa Sani Mudi, 21, is the eldest of the sisters. She holds a diploma certificate. According to her, when the bomb exploded, she thought that it was from a nearby transformer. “I thought that it was an explosion from a transformer until we heard somebody shouting, ‘bomb, bomb.’ I ran with my sisters to a nearby pharmacy because we were told that the soldiers could start shooting and we tried to contact our father. We did not even know that we were wounded.”

The youngest of the sisters, Aisha, said she was afraid and could not explain what was going on as the bombs exploded. With bated breath, she stated, ‘’I am thankful to God for sparing our lives. He is a good God.’’

I could have lost three of them in a day — Father

Their father, Mr. Sani Mudi, is a politician and a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance. He was full of appreciation to God for sparing the lives of his three daughters.

An elated Mudi said “I was in far away Bauchi when they tried to reach me, but I could not pick the call because I was delivering a lecture. When I finished, I called them back and they told me what happened. I had to rush back to take care of them. I give glory to God for sparing their lives — I could have lost three of them in a day and that would have been a major disaster.’’


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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