Vanguard (Lagos)

18 April 2014

Nigeria: Nyanya Blast - First Lady Donates Medical Items to Hospitalised Victims

The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday in Abuja distributed medical items to the hospitalised victims of Nyanya bomb blast.

The blast which occurred in April 14, in Nyanya, a suburb of the FCT, was officially reported to have claimed 75 lives.

The First Lady was represented by the National Coordinator of her NGO, the Women for Change and Development Initiative‎, Mrs Rabi Ibrahim.

The items were distributed at the National Hospital, which is one of the hospitals, where the injured victims are undergoing treatment.

"We want to show love in the spirit of the Easter to aid our brothers and sisters recuperate well. We also want to use this opportunity to call on the perpetrators to embrace dialogue and shun violence, Jonathan said.

She pledged to go round the government hospitals, where the victims are receiving treatment, to monitor and check their progress.

The Director, Medical Services, Dr Jaffe Momoh, who received the items on behalf of the hospital, thanked the First lady for the kind and humane gesture. (NAN)

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