Pastor Avanti Jonas and his wife, Alice of Hephzibah church located in Kado area of Abuja have every reason to be thankful as they narrowly escaped death by a whisker in the Abuja bomb blast, yesterday, which left 21 people dead and 17 injured, according to the police.
Pastor Avanti Jonas and his wife – Scene of the blast
According to National Enquirer the Pastor and his wife who got married last year, 2013 had gone to the Emab Plaza where the blast occurred before it escalated and spread to Banex to buy some few items. Seeing that they wanted to get just dew things, they both agreed that the wife sits back in front of their Toyota jeep which was parked directly opposite the plaza while the Pastor hurriedly went in.
No sooner the Pastor left the shopping center than the bomb exploded, the man of God who luckily escaped was already in tears thinking that his wife had been killed in the blast.
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According to an eye witness, the pastor had even started mourning his wife, crying uncontrollably at the sight of a corpse which looked like his wife until he saw the watch on the woman left wrist, he was later convinced the corpse was not his wife.
Meanwhile, the wife who was gathered to escaped death by squeezing herself through the window of the jeep to get her also thought had husband had died, not until they finally saw each other.
The car almost a total wreck with the windshield shattered as a result of the couple, the couple are however, very grateful to God for sparing their lives.
Meanwhile its been reported that the Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, disclosed yesterday that one of the suspected bombers of Emab Plaza on Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2 in Abuja was killed by soldiers killed and arrested another.
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