‘FG has abandoned us’ – Abuja Bomb Blast Victims Lament

‘FG has abandoned us’ – Abuja Bomb Blast Victims Lament

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on November 4, 2014
People help the victim of a bomb blast at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but suspicion focused on an Islamist militant group. (Photo Credit: AP/Afolabi Sotunde)

The victims of the Abuja bomb blast that occurred in April, 2014 have cried out to the Federal Government to fulfill their promises as regards their welfare.

This is coming about seven months after these victims were affected in the bomb explosions, which took place in the nation’s capital territory and other neighbouring communities as victims of these bomb attacks, are protesting against alleged negligence by the Federal Government.

The victims, who converged on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Millennium Park Fountain, also claimed that they were abandoned in various hospitals without fitting any of their bills, as they were left to foot the bills that had accumulated in the course of their treatments.

Among the incidents that affected this group are the dual bomb blasts at Nyanya Park in April, 2014 and others in Suleja, Niger State, as well as Emab Plaza in Wuse Zone II, Abuja.

Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCTA, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya, was quick to react to the mild protest as he said these people wanted more than health care system.

“There is a mix up here. What they are asking for is not healthcare, but empowerment because if we had not treated them, they will not be able to come here,” he argued.



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