A 27-year-old man, Samuel Abolarin, has been rendered a widower as the wife he got married to only last year, died in the twin bomb blasts that rocked parts of Abuja on Saturday, October 2, 2015.
In addition to his wife, Abolarin lost his mother-in-law as well as his brother-in-law who also died in the blast that killed over 15 people with several others injured.
Speaking on a television programme, the bereaved young man who is yet to come to terms with his losses, narrated how he got to know that he had lost the people he held dear to his heart.
He said: “I started calling their lines. It was saying switched off. I called my wife’s line, her line was switched off. With the news I was able to gather, they said my sister-in-law was able to see my daughter.
“She was the one that carried my daughter to National hospital. We were looking for my mother-in-law, my wife and my brother-in-law. When I saw their bodies, I could not even recognize my wife.”