Many of the Friday’s bomb blast victims may die if they could not get enough blood transfusion to save their lives. To this end, National Emergency and Management Agency(NEMA) and governor of Adamawa State, Bindow Jibrilla has called on the public to come forward and donate blood to the surviving victims of the bom blast that rocked a mosque in Yola during Jumat service on Friday.
NEMA confirmed that 27 died while 96 were injured in the bomb blast that rocked a mosque during Jumaat service on Friday at Jambutu area of Yola, Adamawa state. NEMA state coordinator, Mallam Sa’ad Bello, said both the dead and injured have been taken to Federal Medical Centre and Specialist Hospital Yola. Bello called on the public to come and donate blood to save the lives of injured victims.
Also speaking after visiting the hospitals to sympathize with the victims, Gov Bindow Jibrilla, condemned the incident and urged for more vigilance. “I also want to appeal to the public to troop out and donate blood to the injured”, Bello said.
The blast at the newly opened mosque occurred few minutes after the mosque was inaugurated by the District Head of Jimeta, Alhaji Muhammed Baba-Paris. The district head along with other dignitaries including a former Minister, Alhaji Hassan Adamu narrowly escaped the blast as they left the mosque shortly after the inauguration to observe their prayers at their usual jummat mosque in Jimeta area of Yola.
In neighbouring Borno State, a suicide bombing during dawn prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, killed at least 10 people, a hospital source said.