By Daniel Tyokua
The minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has commiserated with the policemen who were injured while being deployed for election duties in the territory, recently.
He urged them not to be disheartened by the accident but thank the Almighty for sparing their lives.
In a statement issued on Thursday by Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the minister, said that the Federal Capital Territory Administration would liaise with the doctors to ascertain the manner of assistance to render to the victims.
The FCT minister, represented by acting director of security, Mr. Adamu Gwari expressed shock over the sad encounter of the policemen that were being deployed on the eve of the elections.
Gwari who led the delegation to see the victims at National Hospital and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, said that the team was in the hospital under the directive of Minister who was extremely saddened by the accident that left some of the 44 policemen involved with various degrees of injuries.
At the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, the delegation was received by the Chief Medical Director, Professor Bissallah Ekele and the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee Dr Nicholas Baamlung.
The Chief Medical Director thanked the honourable Minister’s delegation for the visit and commended the FCTA for the tremendous assistance it has been rendering to the hospital
One of the injured policemen, Inspector Abdulkareem Shuaibu, on admission at the hospital commended the Minister for the visit and expressed satisfaction with the quality of care he was receiving.
Recall that the policemen were injured on the 8th of March at the Gwagwalada area of the FCT while being deployed for election duties. Of all the officers who were injured in the accident seven have been treated and discharged.
While two officers each are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada and the Police Hospital in Area One Garki, the other three are being treated at the National Hospital.