Nyanya blast: I am in pain, says AMAC boss

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Tai­woA­deniyi& Al­fred Iwenekha

The Chair­man of the Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil, Micah Y. Jiba, has ex­pressed shock over the Nyanya bomb blast, which claimed scores of lives on Mon­day, say­ing he was pained.

Death tolls in the blast, which hap­pened in Nyanya, an Abuja sur­burb, has reached 77 with some people yet to as­cer­tain the where­abouts of their rel­a­tives be­lieved to have been caught in the bomb blast.

Jiba de­scribed the in­ci­dent as un­for­tu­nate, say­ing such events ought not to be hap­pen­ing in the Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT).

He said: “We are not happy with what we are see­ing in the FCT and we sym­pa­thise with the fam­i­lies of the af­fected per­sons.”

Jiba, who made this known when he vis­ited the in­jured vic­tims in­clud­ing im­mu­ni­sa­tion fa­cil­i­ta­tors in var­i­ous govern­ment and pri­vate hos­pi­tals in the area coun­cil, com­mended health work­ers for their ef­forts in car­ing for the in­jured.

He, how­ever, ap­pealed to the FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion to en­sure the com­ple­tion of the Aso-Gi­tata road in or­der to de­con­gest the traf­fic.

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