Al-Mustofiyyah So­ci­ety of Nigeria com­mis­er­ates with Nyanya bomb blast vic­tims

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Fran­cis Arinze Iloani

The Chair­man of Al-Mustofiyyah So­ci­ety of Nigeria, Bar­ris­ter Ro­timi Toyyib Oke­tade, Sun­day de­scribed as “heart-shat­ter­ing” the sit­u­a­tion of Nyanya mo­tor park bomb blast vic­tims hos­pi­talised at the Na­tional Hospi­tal, Abuja.

The chair­man, who led a del­e­ga­tion of mem­bers of the so­ci­ety to com­mis­er­ate with the vic­tims at the hospi­tal, called on Nige­ri­ans, ir­re­spec­tive of re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tion, to em­brace peace as no re­li­gion pro­motes acts of ter­ror.

On the present con­di­tion of the vic­tims, the chair­man said, “If to­day, af­ter two weeks, they are still like this, I won­der how they looked like on the first day.”

He fur­ther said the visit to the vic­tims of the bomb blast was in line with the mis­sion of the so­ci­ety in touch­ing people’s lives pos­i­tively.

“Our mis­sion is to touch lives. We brought lit­tle to­kens to the vic­tims. We wish them quick re­cov­ery,” Bar­ris­ter Oke­tade added.

The women co­or­di­na­tor of the so­ci­ety, Ha­jiya Fa­tima Jib­rin, urged in­di­vid­u­als and groups, who re­sort to vi­o­lence as a means of reg­is­ter­ing their dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the state to change and be­come good cit­i­zens of the coun­try.

“We don’t have any other coun­try ex­cept Nigeria. I pray God will change their minds,” she said.

Mal­lam Maisuna Nasirudeen, who led the prayers for the quick re­cov­ery of the vic­tims, said vis­its like that made by the so­ci­ety should be com­mended as there are many vic­tims of the ex­plo­sion who are still in dire need of help.

A mem­ber of the so­ci­ety, Ha­jiya Bilk­isu Ma­lik, said the visit to the Na­tional Hospi­tal was a way of ex­tend­ing their love and care to the vic­tims of the un­for­tu­nate bomb blast.

Mean­while, a vic­tim of the bomb blast, Hamee­dat Bala, who suf­fered a frac­ture of the fe­mur, thanked the so­ci­ety for their hu­man­i­tar­ian ges­ture and ex­pressed hope of mak­ing full re­cov­ery in the near­est fu­ture.

The Chief Nurs­ing Of­fi­cer on duty, who took the vis­it­ing mem­bers of the so­ci­ety round var­i­ous wards, said the Na­tional Hospi­tal still has 24 vic­tims of the Nyanya bomb blast re­ceiv­ing treat­ments.

“24 vic­tims of the blast are still with us. We have dis­charged five but they still come from time to time for check-ups,” the nurse said.

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