YOLA, Adamawa (Sundiata Post) – The management team of the American University of Nigeria was at the neighbouring Federal Medical Centre, Yola, in the morning of Friday to sympathise with the victims of the bomb blast on Thursday at Jimeta Modern Market and to meet with their families.
A consignment of medical supplies, including antibiotics, was donated by the AUN delegation, led by Vice President Byron Bullock, representing President Margee Ensign. The Director of AUN Clinic, Philip Eappen, said some of the medicines and other provisions were diverted from the AUN Clinic for this emergency.
Bullock told FMC’s Head of Clinical Services, Dr. Bemi Kala, that AUN was there to commiserate with the victims, to provide support to aid their treatment.
At the time of the visit, the number of burned and injured could not be immediately ascertained. Victims were placed in a special improvised ward. Kala said that the most severely wounded were brought from Specialist Hospital in Jimeta, and that some of them had needed urgent surgery.
Dr. Abdulfatai Salawu, the Deputy Head of FMC Clinic Services, along with other clinical staff were present. The AUN delegation also included the immediate past President of the Student Government Association, Mr. Joseph Oladimeji.