I Have 7 Children, I Lost My Hand to Abuja Bomb Blast: Victim of Incident Speaks About His Struggle in Video

I Have 7 Children, I Lost My Hand to Abuja Bomb Blast: Victim of Incident Speaks About His Struggle in Video

  • A father of seven children, Ashiru Salisu, has spoken about how he lost his friends in the Nyanya bomb blast that happened years ago
  • The taxi driver revealed that after losing one of his hands, he had to resort to another way of making ends meet
  • Another victim, a ticket seller, also narrated how someone she knew was rendered leg-less by the act of terrorism

A young Nigerian man, Ashiru Salisu, who was one of the victims of the Nyanya car park bomb blast that happened in Abuja eight years ago has spoken to Legit.ng.

In conversation with Legit.ng, he said that he was in the very car park when the bomb went off. He added that his colleague who was by his left-hand side got killed in the blast.

The man said he has seven children to feed.
A victim of Nyanya bomb blast that happened eight years has spoken.
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It all happened so fast

Salisu told Legit.ng that the bomb wreaked havoc before anybody could react to it. He lost his hands in the gruesome incident that claimed many lives.

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The taxi driver added that he saw nothing except pieces of body scattered all around and everybody’s reality changed for bad.

Since the accident, the man lost his means of livelihood and could no more drive a vehicle because of his disability.

Another person who witnessed the event, a ticket seller, narrated how she missed the blast by a close shave. She said one of her colleagues’ two legs were lost to the blast.

I have seven children to feed

It should be noted that the incident change things for people who work at the park as they could not return to living normal lives anymore.

Salisu revealed that he has seven children and no relief materials ever came from the government or any organisation.

Watch the full video below:

Below are some of the reactions:

Walex San said:

"This is very sad indeed, Nigeria is in big mess."

Asuk Nathan Sampson said:

"You see how useless the government of this country is? This are the people who needs help from the government, yet they prefer helping those who already have."

Oladele Joseph said:

"Asuk Nathan Sampson You are right brother."

Bomb blasts victims blame federal government

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that victims of various bomb blasts across Nigeria decried the neglect they face from the Nigerian government since their different ordeals which in some cases have lasted several years.

The victims under the Bomb Blast Victims Association of Nigeria said the Nigerian government has its interest fixated on the insurgents who cause all sorts of harm to law-abiding citizens than those who bear the brunt of their crimes.

This was disclosed by Kayode Olatunji, the chairman of the association at a one-day programme to mark the eight years anniversary of April 14, 2014, Nyanya twin bomb blasts.

Source: Legit.ng

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