Fe­male Reps visit blast vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

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.”

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