FCTA to in­stall bomb de­tec­tors in buses

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ben Atonko

The Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FCTA) has an­nounced plans to in­stall metal de­tec­tor de­vices or ex­plo­sive de­vices on high ca­pac­ity buses in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal to fore­stall fu­ture bomb­ing in­ci­dents.

FCT Min­is­ter Bala Mo­hammed an­nounced this yes­ter­day while on a visit to Nyanya to as­sess the dam­age caused by the early morn­ing bomb blast that killed over 70 and in­jured more than 200.

The min­is­ter who also vis­ited Asokoro Hospi­tal to see sur­vivors of the blast said, “The FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion will meet with se­cu­rity agencies to ex­ploit ways of pro­vid­ing additional se­cu­rity for mo­tor parks, mar­kets and other pub­lic places in the Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory.” He as­sured that the FCTA will pay med­i­cal bills of all the in­jured. Mo­hammed had not long landed in Mecca, Saudi Ara­bia for Lesser Hajj when news of the in­ci­dent got to him.

The min­is­ter, who re­turned to Abuja yes­ter­day from Saudi Ara­bia on lesser hajj prayed for the dead and sent con­do­lences to their rel­a­tives.

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