Minister directs free medical treatment, feeding for victims of Nyanya blast




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ABUJA – The FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, has directed free medical treatment and feeding for victims of the May 1 Nyanya bomb blast.

Mohammed gave the directive after visiting the Asokoro District Hospital on Thursday night where some of the injured victims are receiving treatment.

This is contained in a statement issued on in Abuja by Mr Nosike Ogbuenyi, the Special Assistant on to the FCT Minister.

The minister condemned the blast, describing it as a serious emergency.

Bala condoled the families of those who died, commiserated with the injured and assured FCT residents that the

security agencies would ensure their safety.

He appealed to the FCT residents to be calm and vigilant while going about their normal duties.

“What happened was an incident that could not be foreseen, as insurgencies are occurrences that are difficult to predict,” he said.

Mohammed said that the perpetrators would not succeed in destabilising Nigeria, adding that Nigerians would emerge stronger and more united from the current challenges.

He urged residents to unite against terrorism and sued for more cooperation the enforcement agents by giving them and assistance.

A bomb blast at Nyanya on Thursday claimed 19 lives and injured 60 people. (NAN)