Rep con­demns Abuja bomb blasts

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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.

Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

Cus­tomers queue in front of a bank in Mararaba yesterday.

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