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FCT Minister condemns Abuja bomb blast

26 June 2014, 17:52

Abuja - The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Bala Mohammed, has condemned the bomb blast at the EMAB Shopping Plaza in Abuja.

Describing the incident as a savagery act, the minister also directed free medical services for all those injured in the blast.

He spoke during his visit of the scene of the bombing and the Maitama District Hospital, Abuja where most of the injured were receiving treatment.

The Minister also restated his directive a fortnight ago for stricter security in all public places and other soft targets which usually witness large gathering within the FCT.

He said security plans of action were being developed to forestall any attack by insurgents.

Mohammed described the incident as most unfortunate stressing that the softest target, a busy road corridor, was the target of the attackers.

He commended the security agencies for their efforts combating terror in the FCT and pledged more support for them by the FCT Administration.

He also praised the emergency services especially the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the FCT Hospital and Human Services Secretariat.

The Secretary of FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Demola Onakomaiya, said those injured were rushed to Maitama, Asokoro, Wuse and National Hospital by emergency workers.

He added that the victims of those who died had also been deposited at the various morgues in these hospitals.

The Nigeria Police Force said security forces had made arrests in connection with the bombing.

- CAJ News


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