Adamawa Govt Seeks Blood Donation For 'Satanic' Bomb Blast Victims
Suicide bombers on Tuesday launched attacks on Mubi, a community in Adamawa State, and killed at least 27 persons while over 50 others were injured.
Some of the injured persons are in critical condition, indicating that there could be a raise in the death toll.
Majority of them are in dire need of blood transfusion.
After the attack occurred, the Governor of the State, Bindow Jibrilla, made a daunting request for blood for the injured.
"It is urgent," he said.
The Governor's request was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Ahmad Sajoh.
He wants residents of Mubi and environs, who can donate blood to victims of the twin attacks, to urgently do so to save more lives.
Governor Jibrilla condemned the attack and described it as satanic and cowardly.
He has also ordered the state Emergency Management Agency to relocate to Mubi and supply food and relief items to the General Hospital.
He emphasised that the assistance should be aimed at victims and their relations.
While commiserating with the families of the victims, the governor also approved free medical care to those injured and those with serious cases to be referred to Tertiary Hospitals in Yola.
The Adamawa State government reiterates his administration's commitment to the protecting lives and property of all citizens living in the state.
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He says everything possible will be done to support the security agencies in the task of restoring peace and normalcy in the state.
The twin bomb blasts occurred at about 12:55 p.m. and 12:59 p.m. local time at a place known as kasuwan Gwanjo meaning second hand clothes market in Mubi Adamawa State.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Boko Haram has claimed it carried out similar offensives in the past.