… Monarch wants victims compensated
The Etsu of Yaba in Abaji Area Council of the FCT, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, has condemned the Monday morning bomb blast at Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, in which over 75 people were killed and several others sustained various degrees of injuries.
Adamu, who was reacting to the incident in an interview with our reporter at his palace, appealed to the Federal Government to compensate the families of those that lost their loved ones in the blast and foot the medical bills of the injured victims.
He said; “Majority of those that lost their lives in the blast are poor and vulnerable people that always go out to look for their daily bread to survive. Although, we know that no amount of money will bring back the lives of those that have died in the blast, but I will appeal to the Federal Government to see the need to compensate the families of the deceased.”
The monarch expressed shock and sadness over the incident, saying there was need for Nigerians to unite, irrespective of their religion or ethnic affiliations to find solution to incessant killings in the country.
He also called on the security agents to explore all avenues to fish out those behind such dastardly act, reminding that security is a collective responsibility of all in the society.
The monarch advised Nigerians and residents of the FCT to be security conscious all the time and avoid staying at a crowded places such motor parks, football pitch and cinema houses and monitor suspicious movements around them.
Women returning from a stream at Riwaza village in Kwali Area Council on Saturday.
ABUBAKAR SADIQ ISAH