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Madalla bomb blast victims responding to treatment

BY LAIDE AKINBOADE
ABUJA— Victims of Christmas Day bomb blast at St. Theresar’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, taken to the National Hospital, Abuja, are responding to treatment.

A staff of the hospital, who spoke on condition of annonimity told Vanguard yesterday, that the doctors were doing their best to ensure the patients got the best treatment the hospital could give.

He said: “The doctors are working around the clock to ensure that the victims of the bomb blast are given the best medical attention and are stabilized.”

It would be recalled that a bomb blast occurred on Christmas Day, very close to St Theresar’s Church Madalla, where lives were lost, with sections of the church damaged and vehicles and shops destroyed.

The Federal Government, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has put the official figure of casualties at 26. The dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuaries while many injured people from the explosion are receiving treatments in hospitals.

Corpses of over 24 persons who were killed at St. Theresar’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State in last Sunday’s, bombing had been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja.


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