Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Abayomi Olanishakin, has vowed that perpetrators of the multiple bombings in Kuje and Nyanya, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, must be apprehended and brought to justice.
General Olanishakin however revealed that security agencies would reassess their strategies to beat the new dimension that the insurgents have taken.
The CDS stated this while speaking with journalists when he visited the scene of Nyanya blast, which claimed several lives and left dozens wounded.
He said, “We commiserate with the families who have lost their dear ones and for the security agencies we will begin to reappraise our security infrastructure and setup to ensure that we are able to address this challenges appropriately.
“We are really sad that these insurgents have decided to be hitting on soft targets but we are not deterred in our efforts to rid them from the nation, Nigeria.
“We are working with the President’s directive and we are putting all action and all our strategies in place to ensure that we achieve the presidential directive.”
Similarly, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, who was also at the sites and the National Hospital, where most of the victims of the Nyanya bombing were transferred to for treatment, assured that the terrorists must be defeated.
The SGF said, “We want to encourage Nigerians not to despair because we know that the insurgents are being defeated… As the President has directed and as the security agents have assured, come December we will be rid of this menace.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that, victims of the Nyanya bomb blast who were hitherto rushed to Nyanya General Hospital, have all been transferred to National and Asokoro Hospitals in Abuja for intensive care.
The Head of Clinical Services at the Asokoro Hospital also confirmed that bodies of three persons have also been deposited in the morgue.
A total of 20 deaths and 41 injured have been recorded from the three blasts that rocked Nyanya and Kuje, both suburbs of Abuja on Friday night.
Meanwhile, the site of the suicide bombing in Nyanya has been cordoned by security officials, but the damage left by the bomber is huge.


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