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”.
“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.