Thursday, 16 November 2017

Former Vice President Atiku condoles with families of Maiduguri terror attack, Lagos train derailment

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condoled with families of the Maiduguri terrorist attack that left at least 18 civilians, including four suicide bombers dead, while also leaving 29 others seriously wounded.
The former Vice president also condoled with the families of Lagos train that derailed on Thursday morning, leaving unspecified number feared dead.
The Ex-VP gave the condolence messages in a series of tweets on Thursday.
According to him, “My heart goes to the victims and families of the Maiduguri terror attack.”
Similarly, Atiku also tweeted, “My condolences to the families and the government of Lagos state in the Agege Lagos train derailment.”
Recall that the Borno State Police Command had confirmed the deadly suicide attacks at the outskirt of Maiduguri metropolis, which it said, 18 civilians including four suicide bombers died, while 29 others got seriously injured.
Sources at one of the Hospitals where the injured ones were rushed for treatment had said that two out of the injured ones could not make it as they died as a result of too much loss of blood in the blasts, bringing the death toll to 20 on Thursday Morning.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, in a Press statement, said the multiple blasts took place around Muna Gari Community of the metropolis.
“Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different locations.
“The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community. A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions.
“While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to university of Maiduguri teaching hospital/State Specialist Hospital for medical attention. Police patrol /Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) teams promptly mobilized to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe. Normalcy has been restored to the community.”
Meanwhile, hospital sources told our Correspondent that two of the injured victims died as medical experts were battling to save them.
Similarly, several persons were feared dead at Abbatoir area of Agege outskirts of Lagos when a train derailed Thursday morning.
The Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole who confirmed the incident noted that the train also rammed into a Trailer, injuring many and leaving unconfirmed number of victims feared dead.
According to Famou- Cole who confirmed the incident in a telephone call, “We just got the information. Our policemen and those attached to the railway command are in control of the situation. I cannot confirm any death, but i can tell you that some persons were injured.
“We shall be able to furnish you with details later please.