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