As the Federal Government intensifies its fight against insurgency, Boko Haram on Friday night at 10:00p.m. detonated bombs yesterday at Nyanya and Kuje both suburbs of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Twin blasts occurred almost immediately at the Nyanya Motor Park close to the Central Mosque and another twin explosions at Kuje Market and in front of a police station.
At the Nyanya General Hospital, a doctor, Emmanuel Adegbite disclosed to Nigerian Pilot Sunday that 18 people were brought to the hospital out of which two were in critical conditions, while four bodies were deposited at the mortuary.
At the Asokoro District Hospital, Dr. Henry Onyebutulem, acting CMD, and Director of Clinical Services, told newsmen that the seven persons that were brought to the hospital were receiving treatment while three dead bodies were being embalmed.
“One has already been identified, the remaining two we are still waiting for their relatives. We have seven patients in our wards currently, they are all stable. One of them had surgery and he is doing well. This is the current situation, as things change we will let you know.
“From experience, those in critical situation were taken to the intensive care unit, ICU. We do not have any challenge currently; we are on top of the current situation. Drugs and all what the patients need are all available. We have already made arrangements and patients are being fed.”
“Our lead team has been on, the medical emergency unit was activated since last night, they have been up and doing to make sure that all necessary attention are given to the patients,” Onyebutulem Said.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness at the Nyanya blast site, Bashiru Sabo told Nigerian Pilot Sunday that his brother who is on admission sells shoes while he sells provisions.
Sabo said, “I was selling provisions and customer came to buy something, suddenly a man and a young lady parked two cars by the road. I told him to remove the car from there, but they refused and said that they wanted to go and buy something.
“… after a while I heard a bomb explode from the first car, I fell on the ground, while I was trying to stand up another car exploded.
Lawal Ibrahim, a shoe seller and the brother of Sabo told Nigerian Pilot Sunday, that he was selling a pair of shoes to a customer when he heard two bomb explosions. “Already, people had left the market remaining just a few people before it happened. It is the police and National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA that bought me from Nyanya hospital to Asokoro.
A food vendor and victim of the Nyanya blast, Joy Bello said, “I was with one customer when I heard a terrible sound, both of us were shocked. It was while running that we heard the second bomb blast. We couldn’t run again, the next thing I saw myself on the ground then I saw blood gushing out of my legs. I saw a lot of people on the ground, it was just myself and my customer that were lucky. They were not speaking and were covered in blood. Then someone came and rescued me before I was rushed to Nyanya Hospital where I was treated and later brought to Asokoro Hospital.

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