Some 20,000 people have been killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising Boko Haram that has spread to neighboring countries.
“We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.
Amnesty International estimates 20,000 people have died in Nigeria’s extremist insurgency.
One of the victims was the village chief, the Afani private radio station reported yesterday.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the initial suspicion has fallen on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
The U.N.’s children agency says 1.4 million children overall are “on the run” in Nigeria and neighboring countries where the group has sown terror in recent months.
The explosion struck the town of Sabon Gari at around 1.30 p.m. (1230 GMT), the sources said.
Hundreds have been freed from Boko Haram captivity this year but none of the 219 girls abducted in April 2014 from a school in Chibok were among the rescued.
There was no immediate information on the number of victims, although witness accounts suggest that there were casualties.
Many Boko Haram militants were killed in firefights with Nigerian soldiers in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri
Monday’s was the latest in a spate of attacks that have killed hundreds in recent weeks and spilled across Nigeria’s borders.
The first explosion took place outside a packed footwear shop around 0950 IST on Thursday, followed by a second explosion just minutes later, said Badamasi Amin, a local trader who counted at least three bodies.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts but Jos has been repeatedly attacked by the Boko Haram Islamist group.
Boko Haram militants stormed three remote villages, kill residents and set houses ablaze in the bloodiest day of attacks by the group since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.
The Nigerian army said that Babuji Ya’ari was actively involved in the mass abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok and his arrest led to arrest of some female members of Boko Haram.