Global Shapers seeks sup­port for blast vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - Fran­cis Arinze Iloani

A group, the Abuja Global Shapers, has called for sup­port for vic­tims of the re­cent bomb blast in Abuja. The at­tack in Kuje and Nyanya ar­eas of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, which se­cu­rity of­fi­cials say was co­or­di­nated, left atleast 20 dead and many oth­ers in­jured.

In a state­ment, Cu­ra­tor of the group, Jake Ef­fo­duh, com­mis­er­ated with the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies and all Nige­ri­ans on the in­ci­dent. He called for in­ten­si­fied prayers and vig­i­lance.

“We were at a meet­ing on Fri­day evening, to come up with plans on how to shape our com­mu­nity by spend­ing a day teach­ing chil­dren at an IDP Camp, only to get home and hear of another at­tack . We all must work to­gether to nip this prob­lem in the bud; it could have been any­body. So, in­stead of just sit­ting back to lament, we de­cided to do some­thing to as­sist the vic­tims’’, he said.

He added that the group has also or­ga­nized a do­na­tion drive for the fam­i­lies af­fected to cush­ion their suf­fer­ing.

“This drive will ac­cept items such as laun­dered used cloth­ing, food items, toi­letries among oth­ers. Dur­ing our visit to the Na­tional Hos­pi­tal, we did a needs as­sess­ment. We also met some of the vic­tims.

Es­ther, 22-year-old poly­tech­nic stu­dent in Nas­sarawa who came home to spend the week­end with her fam­ily lost her mum, sis­ter and brother in the at­tack’s.

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