… Monarch wants vic­tims com­pen­sated

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By AbubakarSadiqIsah

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.

PHOTO:

Women re­turn­ing from a stream at Ri­waza vil­lage in Kwali Area Coun­cil on Satur­day.

ABUBAKAR SADIQ ISAH

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