Re­la­tions iden­tify corpses of 12 Nyanya blast vic­tims

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Yakubu

Twelve out of the 27 corpses brought to Asokoro District Hospi­tal by res­cue of­fi­cials af­ter the re­cent bomb blast at Nyanya, have been iden­ti­fied by their rel­a­tives.

Head of Pub­lic Re­la­tions FCT Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­re­tariat, Badaru Sal­isu Yaka­sai, said six of such re­mains have been col­lected by rel­a­tives, while two of the re­main­ing ones in the mor­tu­ary are dif­fi­cult to iden­tify.

He said the Chief Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor of the Hospi­tal, Dr AbubakarAh­madu, in­formed that out of the 26 liv­ing pa­tients ad­mit­ted in the hospi­tal, six were op­er­ated and are do­ing well, while a baby vic­tim has been re­united with her mother in an­other hospi­tal.

Yaka­sai stated fur­ther that two vic­tims were re­ferred to Primus and Wuse District Hos­pi­tals, while three with mi­nor in­juries re­quested to be dis­charged. He said the CMD said be­tween Mon­day and Tues­day, an­other five were dis­charged, mak­ing the to­tal of dis­charged pa­tients eight.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the to­tal num­ber of pa­tients still ad­mit­ted in the hospi­tal as at Tues­day is 15 and they are re­spond­ing to treat­ment. He said most of the pa­tients had surg­eries and their heal­ing pro­cesses might take up to two weeks.

Some of the blast vic­tims how­ever com­mended the FCTA hos­pi­tals for the man­ner in which they han­dled their treat­ments.

Rakiyah Su­laiman, a po­lice of­fi­cer, said the doc­tors and nurses bat­tled very had to save her life as well as gave her at­ten­tion.

“If by the grace of God, I walk with my two legs, I will re­turn back to this hospi­tal to show my ap­pre­ci­a­tion,” she said.

Re­call­ing her ex­pe­ri­ence on the day of the blast, Rakiyah said she was in a ve­hi­cle and heard the blast. “I did not know where to go and just started pray­ing,” she said.

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