Victim narrates how he survived blast with two siblings
Daniel Job, a driver at the office of the Auditor General of the Federation has narrated his ordeal at the Nyanya Motor Park explosion where scores were killed and hundreds injured on Monday.
Seated on a grassy patch in the premises of the Asokoro Hospital where several other injured victims are receiving treatment, Daniel told his story to Daily Trust.
Flanked on both sides by three female relatives, Daniel said, “I woke up around 6:30 am I took my bath, climbed a bike with my brother. We were going to work, so reaching
Nyanya park we bought tickets” for the bus.
“Already almost three buses were filled, so they asked us to board the fourth bus. I now asked my brother to board. Upon reaching the door of the bus, that was when it (explosion) happened, because even my younger sister was inside the third bus that (was) filled up,” he stated.
Daniel said he made her sister board the third bus so he and his brother would join the fourth.
The bomb exploded before they could get into the bus, he explained.
He continued: “What I know is that I saw myself on the ground but I am the one that still carried myself from the ground running away from that place.” He began to cry for her sister “because I believed that my brother too could escape (unaided).
Daniel was lucky to find his sister crying and following him behind so he asked “where my younger brother?” he was not at sight.
“I picked my phone and called him” and he answered but said he was inside the park.
“I now saw my brother where they carried him to be put into an ambulance but it was filled when rescue workers got there. So he started screaming for help for his brother
“I did not know what was going on with me because he was worse off than me,” Daniel Job said.
He explained that, “An Igbo man that was there told me if I leave my brother here he will not survive, because he was breathing with difficulty.
“I asked the Igbo man to help me lift my brother and I put him on my shoulder, trying to reach Nyanya hospital.
“Luckily as the ambulance was turning someone stopped it and I entered with my brother.”
Daniel further narrated that when they got to the hospital the doctor attended to his brother first, laid him down on a bed and put him on drip with injections.
The doctor also attended to him later. “When I regained (consciousness) I couldn’t see any injury on me but only this,” Daniel Job said.