FCTA to install bomb detectors in buses
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.