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Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

Striking doctors will attend to victims of explosions – Omeri

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Doctors-on-strikeBy Joy Baba

The Director General (DG) of the Notational Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri has said that authorities of the striking Nigerian Medical Association has given assurance that they will attend to any bomb blast victim in an event of any explosion despite being on strike.

Omeri made this known yesterday in Abuja during the daily media briefing at National Information Centre, to intimate members of the public on developments in the fight against insurgency.

He said the authorities and their members are ready to give their services if needed at any point in case of any form of explosion within the country.

The DG also said after thorough investigation by security agencies, it was discovered that the explosion in Agbedegbede street in Ile- Ife Osun state was not a bomb but a carbide as neither the ground where the explosion occurred nor the building within the vicinity were affected.

Omeri condemned Tuesday’s act of terrorism in Maiduguri and also commended the prompt actions of security forces in securing the area to prevent further attacks.

In his reaction, the Director of Defence Information, (DDI) Major General Chris Olukolade denied reports by some Human Right organisations that the military is torturing some suspects in their custody without any form of trial.

He maintained that the Nigerian Armed Forces is guided by Rules of Engagement and remain a professional body, adding that any form of allegations are usually investigated and appropriate actions taken.


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