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Journalists barred from taking photographs

Security was on Tuesday beefed up at the Nyanya General Hospital a day after the bomb blast in which score of persons were feared dead.

When our correspondent visited the Hospital, gun-wielding security operatives particularly from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps were seen frisking visitors.

Several attempts to take photograph of victims met a stiff resistance as they roared like a hungry lion ready to pounce on its prey.

The stern-looking security operatives were seen with dangerous weapons and guns in readiness to shoot.

However, when allowed to speak with some of the victims, our correspondent was warned never to take photographs.

Chidozie Iyoke from Enugu state, a bricklayer and father of two, “I was going from keffi to area 11 because that is where I do my building work. I live in Keffi; on my way, I stopped at Nyanya park to enter bus. So, when I entered the park with my working tools, one mind told me to shift, so, I moved to the back of el-Rufai Bus, and before I knew it, I heard loud bang “gbonun”, and my eyes and ears were blocked and all glasses and many other things begin to fall on me.

“When I regained consciousness, I felt pains in my hands and legs, I discovered my hands and some parts of my body got burnt and I managed to come out of the people. I thank God, and from there I trekked to this Hospital.

“Now, I am feeling better than that of yesterday (Monday), because, after entering hospital I could not move my body again, but now, I can go out to even buy something for myself. All kudos go to God and the medical team.”

Osaretin John, a Driver from Edo state, “I am a driver and I run Lagos to Abuja every two days. When I woke up yesterday (Monday) morning, I took my tooth brush to brush my mouth and I moved to the back of vehicle within the park and on my way coming back I hear a blast. I fell down and everywhere turn dark. When I rose up, I saw people running up and down, and I too ran out of the park and I talked to one man, where is hospital and he directed me to this place (Nyanya General Hospital). I am better now than, the doctor and nurses are wonderful, they did their best.”

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