Bomb scare at National Assembly

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By Emman Ovuakporie and Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA-BARELY 24 hours after the Nyanya bomb blast, there  was pandemonium Tuesday at the  National Assembly as staff abandoned  their duty posts as early as 1.30pm to avoid being killed by a bomb allegedly planted in the complex.

Some  workers that spoke to  Vanguard claimed that there was an order that they  should vacate the complex for security reasons.

The commercial banks operating within the complex closed shop at about 1.pm claiming that there was an order that they should vacate the complex.

Attempts to  get clarifications from the civil servants proved abortive as most of them declared that they were on their way home.

The bomb scare story started making the round at about 11am that there was a bomb planted in the complex and an order from an unidentified source said  that all commercial food vendors should vacate the complex immediately.

By 2:30pm all staff of NASS had left the complex.

But a senior security aide to the Clerk of the  House of Representatives, who spoke under the condition of anonymity told the Vanguard that “there was no instruction to that effect that they should vacate the complex”.

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“It is all rumour and you know our staff here how they behave, they just want to go home, it is unfortunate”.

Meanwhile, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal also donated  blood to survivors of the Nyanya bomb blast.

Tambuwal made the blood donation at National Blood Transfusion Centre  after  he visited the survivors of the blast  at the National Hospital.

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