Female Reps visit blast victims
Female members of the House of Representatives led by the House leader, Rep Mulikat AkandeAdeola yesterday visited the survivors of Monday’s Nyanya motor park bomb blast at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Rep Akande-Adeola called for the shutting down of the schools in the North East region until peace return. She was reacting to the abduction of over 100 female students by suspected members of the Boko Haram.
The legislators include Reps Peace Nnaji (PDP, Enugu), Beni Lar (PDP, Plateau), Uche Lilian Ekwunife (APGA, Anambra), Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers) and Stella Dorgu (PDP, Bayelsa).
Rep Mulikat condemned the attack and urged Nigerians to join hands in fighting the insurgence.
Each of the victims of the blast and other patients at Intensive Care Unit of the hospital received undisclosed cash donation from the legislators.
One of the survivors, Gabriel Thank-God, who said he is an indigene of Kogi State, said his escape was “purely an act of God.”
He said: “I was right there in the middle of the blast. How I was moved out to the sideline is still a mystery to me. That was when I knew that this was not to be my death.”