Con­fab del­e­gates in black to mourn Abuja bomb vic­tims

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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)

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