FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed has condemned Thursday evening’s bomb blast along the Nyanya road corridor which claimed some lives and left others injured. Speaking when he visited the Asokoro District Hospital, Thursday night where some of the injured victims were receiving treatment, the Minister decried the act as inhuman while urging all residents of the Federal Capital Territory to be security and safety conscious always.
He condoled with the families of those who died and commiserated with the injured. He described the incident as a serious emergency and assured FCT residents that the government and the security agencies were alert to ensure that they are safe and secure.
While appealing to residents to be calm and vigilant while going about their lawful duties, he stated that, “What happened is an incident that could not be foreseen. Normally, insurgency and are occurrences that are difficult to predict.”
He directed that adequate emergency services, free medical treatment and succor including feeding be provided for the victims.
Senator Bala Mohammed also stated that the perpetrators of the dastardly cannot succeed in destabilizing Nigeria stressing that Nigerians would emerge stronger and more united from the current challenge posed by terrorists.
He therefore urged all residents to unite with one accord against terror. He also sued for more cooperation with the law enforcement by giving them information and assistance adding that the war against terror is the responsibility of all.
Those who were with the Minister during the visit include the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Chukwu, the Chief of Staff to the Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Yau Gital and Secretary of Health, FCTA, Dr. Demola Onakomaiya and others.