28 November 2012

Nigeria: 'Jaji Blast Will Serve As Lesson to Security Agents'

Kaduna — The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim, yesterday described the bomb blast at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji as sad, but added that it will serve as a lesson to security agents to always be on alert.

Admiral Ibrahim, who spoke to newsmen after meeting with the commandant, AFCSC said, "It's a very sad incident, the least we expect in this kind of place and in a very peaceful environment that we have cherished for many years. Perhaps it is a good lesson for all security agents now and we cannot afford to take it for granted.

We will put it behind us quickly after the board of enquiry concludes its investigation, then we will put some other measures in place to make this community safe".

On measures the Army intends to put in place to avert further occurrence, the CDS said those will be based on recommendations by the board of enquiry.

Daily Trust reports that journalists have been barred from going near the blast site and the military hospitals where the victims are receiving treatment.

Our correspondent reports that people whose relations were before the blast receiving treatment at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, have also been barred from gaining entrance into the hospital.

A source at the hospital told our correspondent that the hospital management prepared a list of patients in the hospital, and that any relative who comes, gives the name of the patient he is there to see, and he is given an update on how he/she is doing.

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