Confab delegates in black to mourn Abuja bomb victims
Many delegates at the National Conference yesterday dressed in black attire as mark of grief for Abuja bomb blast victims, which killed more than 70 people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that women wore black attires, while their men counterparts wore black aprons on their dresses.
Shortly after reconvening from adjournment, delegates again debated on the Monday bomb blast.
The women delegates, whom Deputy Chairman Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi gave attention to speak, drew the conference attention to the reported abduction of about 200 boarding school girls in Chibok, Borno.
Aisha Ismail, a delegate, condemned in strong terms, the abduction of the innocent children, as various suggestions were offered by other delegates on what should be done about the current security challenge.
Mrs Ebele Okeke, representing retired civil servants, suggested that the leadership, including five women, should visit hospitals where the corpses and the injured from the Nyanya bomb blast were taken to.
She said “we can have two groups with the chairman leading one group and the deputy chairman leading the other group. But it is important that we do not just sit here and talk about it but we should empathise with the victims.
“Also, these children that were kidnapped, we cannot deceive ourselves, they are going to be serially raped; most of them will not survive and those who survive are totally ruined for life,” Okeke said.( NAN)