... Government foots medical bill

File: Rescue workers try to recover victims at the site of a blast at the Nyanya Motor Park on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, April 14, 2014.. | AP/Gbemiga Olamikan

After the evacuation of victims of bomb blast in Satellite towns of Kuje and Nyanya to various hospital in Abuja city, the Abuja Zonal Cordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ishayah Chonoko has confirmed that 59 people were affected.

He said that eighteen (18) persons lost their lives and forty one (41) injured.

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Three dead and 21 injured victims were recorded from Nyanya incident, while fifteen persons lost their lives in Kuje with 20 persons being treated for injury.

Meanwhile the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), Mohammed Sani-Sidi, who led some of the evacuations and visited victims in the hospitals, has assured that the government would foot the medical bill of the victims. He also reiterated the need for security consciousness among the citizens by reporting any suspicious objects and strange movement in their localities to security agencies.

Below is the press statement from the Nigeria Police Force on the October 2 bombings in Abuja.

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, following the bomb blasts that occurred in Kuje and Nyanya areas in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has assured residents and the entire country not to panic as the Nigeria Police Force is prepared to do all within its reach to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

IGP Arase said those that did these dastardly acts, did so in shame of cowardice, saying no matter their aim, Nigeria will not accommodate terrorists’ acts. Following the incidents the Police High Command ordered an immediate deployment of Police Explosives Ordinance Disposal Units to the scenes to prevent further destructions.

Preliminary investigations revealed the bomb blasts were carried out by two suicide bombers – a male and a female. Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has ordered massive stop-and-search activities in and around the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The IGP urges Nigerians to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest Police Station or any other security agencies for prompt interventions.

Ag. ACP Olabisi Kolawole
Force Public Relations Officer
Force Headquarters

Meanwhile further update will be official announced by relevant agencies.


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