Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, has directed that free medical treatment and feeding be provided for victims of the May 1 Nyanya bomb blast in Abuja.
He gave the directive after visiting the Asokoro District Hospital on Thursday night where some of the injured victims are currently receiving treatment.
Information Nigeria reports that the Nyanya bomb blast on Thursday claimed 19 lives and injured 60 people.
According to a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by his Special Assistant on Media, Nosike Ogbuenyi, Mr. Mohammed condemned the blast, describing it as a serious emergency.
The minister condoled with the families of those who died, commiserated with the injured and assured residents of the FCT that the security agencies would ensure their safety.
He appealed to Abuja residents to be calm and vigilant while going about their normal duties.
“What happened was an incident that could not be foreseen, as insurgencies are occurrences that are difficult to predict”, he said.
Mr. Mohammed said that the perpetrators would not succeed in destabilising Nigeria, adding that Nigerians would emerge stronger and more united from the current challenges.
He, therefore, charged residents to unite against terrorism and sued for more cooperation with the law enforcement agents by giving them information and assistance.