Police IG Vows To Unmask Perpetrators of Jos Twin BlastsFeatured, Latest News Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has assured the people of Plateau State that the Police in collaboration with other security agencies will do everything humanly possible to unmask the perpetrators of the twin bomb blast that rocked the city of Jos, leaving scores of people dead and several others injured.
Abubakar, who visited injured persons of the blasts in different hospitals in the State capital said: ”It is a very unfortunate incident, we will do anything humanly to unmask those who did this dastardly act.
”No Government can tolerate this kind of situation anywhere in the world and because of the concern and passion of Mr. President that he sent me here to come and see the level of what has happened. I will convey back to him what I have seen.
He added that, ”already investigation has commenced, as all security agencies have partnered and are collaborating to do what is expected of them.
The Police boss appealed to the citizenry to continue to be patient and collaborate with security agencies by giving information and intelligence, ”so that we can be able to unmask these very callous actors.
Meanwhile, the blasts have paralyzed business activities in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Wednesday, as relatives of victims were still combing different hospitals in search of the corpses of their loved ones.
Most residents remain indoor except for a few who went to secure the safety of their shops or verify the whereabouts of their loved ones.
Security agents and National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA were seen on duty.
African Examiner observed that banks were giving skeletal services, shops along major streets in the city remained locked while school children remained indoor as their schools were also closed.
Our correspondent, who visited the temporary site of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, Bingham University Teaching Hospital and the Plateau State Specialists Hospital, all in Jos revealed higher number of victims as many charred bodies including those of children were seen on the floor at the mortuary.
Most of the hospital officials declined comments, but a medical personnel at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, who pleaded not to be quoted, said “many corpses were brought to the hospital on Tuesday and the injured persons were taken to the permanent site of the hospital for medication.’’
Another official at the Plateau State Specialists Hospital said that 15 of the injured victims brought to the casualty unit of the hospital died just before midnight due to excessive loss of blood.
He called for donors to volunteer to donate blood as the hospital need a lot more to treat the victims, adding that about “35 people are still on admission.
Most of the corpses seen on the floor of the mortuary were children and women, including some pregnant women.
The situation was not different at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital where relatives still trooped to identify the corpses or check those on admission.
Some of the Muslims seen at the Plateau Specialist Hospital were taking the corpses of their relatives for burial according to Islamic rites.
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