Rep condemns Abuja bomb blasts
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Abuja South Federal Constituency, Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi, has condemned Friday night’s twin bomb blasts at Kuje and Nyanya in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which left 20 people dead and several others injured.
Speaking when he visited the bomb blast scene at Kuje yesterday, Dobi commiserated with authorities of the council and the families of those that lost their loved ones in the incident. He expressed sadness over the incident and described the killing of innocent lives and the destruction of property as barbaric and heartless, saying God would surely expose the perpetrators of such evil acts, who have now resorted to hitting soft targets.
He said he was going to liaise with the FCT Administration in order to take care of the situation at hand, while praying for the repose of the souls of those that lost their lives. “It is also the responsibility of the National Assembly to move motions and initiate bills that would handle the issue of insurgency in Nigeria,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Jibrin Tanko, has called on village/district heads, as well as other tribal chiefs in his chiefdom not to relent in their efforts in reporting any stranger they come across to the security agencies in the area. Tanko, who made the call when he received the House of Representatives member, Dobi, at his palace, stressed the need for residents of the area to always be security conscious.
He said the need to raise alarm anytime there is a suspicious, unidentified persons in their domains has become necessary. He thanked the House of Representatives member for taking his time to visit the blasts scenes and to also commiserate with him over the incident.
Customers queue in front of a bank in Mararaba yesterday.