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Nyanya Blast Update:19 Persons Dead And 66 Others With Varying Degrees Of Injuries – Police

By Abang Mercy
Following the unfortunate bomb blast which took place about 7:15pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Nyanya, a suburb at Federal Capital Abuja, the blast left 19 persons dead and 66 others with varying degrees of injuries according the Frank Mba, the Police Force Public Relations Officer. Six (6) of the injured however have been treated and discharged. Families seeking information as to the whereabouts of their loved ones are advised to visit the following under listed hospitals.
S/NO
HOSPITAL
INJURED
CORPSES DEPOSITED AT THE MORGUE
1
Asokoro General Hospital
34
10
2
Maitama General Hospital
1
3
Wuse General Hospital
1
3
4
National Hospital
9
6
5
Mararaba General Hospital
1
6
Nyanya General Hospital
1
7
Customs Hospital, Karu
4
8
Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital
4
9
Pan-Raf Hospital, Nyanya
5
                 Total
60
19

According to Mba, the Nigeria Police Force has already commenced a full scale investigation into the blast. It has along with other security agencies cordoned off the scene of the explosion, where the Police Anti-bomb Squad recovered and safely defused three (3) unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

Meanwhile, in order to avoid the contamination of crime scene and protect the public from the risk associated with such crime scenes, members of the public are strongly advised to keep away from all scenes of blasts and other related crimes.
While commiserating with the families of the victims, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has advised the general public to remain calm, security conscious, and support the security agencies in order to defeat terrorism and other acts of criminality in our land.
 
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