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
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
He commended the security agencies for their efforts
combating terror in the FCT and pledged more support for them by the FCT
He also praised the emergency services especially the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the FCT Hospital and Human Services
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