Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Abuja Nyanya Bomb Blast: Forensic Experts Identify Bodies of 2 Bombers
Forensic experts have successfully established the identities of two men that participated in the bombing of Nyanya, a satellite community bordering the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa State on April 14, 2014.
Security sources told Punch in Abuja on Monday that the experts identified their bodies using certain scientific variables, including body tissues. It was learnt that they also identified the third suicide bomber, who managed to escape from the scene before the explosion.
One of the sources said:
“The third terror suspect has also been positively identified and we are working to arrest him; but the identities of his two accomplices have been established through forensic analysis. Through the assistance of experts, we now know those who carried out the attack. Although two of them are dead, we are on the trail of the one who is alive.”
When contacted on the progress so far made by the team, the Police spokesman, Frank Mba, said he would speak “at the appropriate time.”
“As much as we want to give information to the public on the progress of the investigation, I won’t comment on it now because we don’t want to be distracted. We don’t want anything to jeopardise the investigation. I will speak at the appropriate time.”
Meanwhile, 29 victims of the bomb blast are still receiving treatment at hospitals in the FCT.
It was learnt that 30 others were discharged last Thursday from the National Hospital and the Maitama District Hospital, Abuja. Their medical bills were, according to the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Mohammed Sule, all paid for by the FCT Administration.