Bauchi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Hon. Auwal Mohammed Jatau has yesterday donated thirty million Naira to victims of last Monday bomb blast in the Bauchi Central Market, in the state capital.
He also assured them of a better life if elected in the February 2015 governorship election in the state.
The governorship candidate made the donation and gave the assurance when he visited the traders’ leadership after inspecting the damage caused by the bomb explosion said to have been caused by a suicide bomber last Monday at 6 pm.
Seventeen persons lost their lives in the incident while more than 50 others sustained different degrees of injuries with property worth millions of Naira also lost to the fire that followed the blast.
Jatau who was briefed on the bomb explosion by the Bauchi Central Market traders’ chairman, Alh Adamu Musa Noma, described the incident as “unfortunate, barbaric and inhuman”.
He prayed for those who lost their lives in the bombing, condoled with the deceased families, but asked “the injured and those who lost their wares to have faith in the Almighty Allah, who gives and takes”.
He also visited those receiving medical treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.
Meanwhile, Gov. Isa Yuguda has informed that, Bauchi State government will be responsible for the payment of hospital bills for those receiving treatment at the ATBUTH.