The Daily Trust newspaper has reported that a 10 month old baby who lost contact with her mother in last Monday bomb explosion at a bus station in Nyanya is set to be reunited with her mother in hospital.
The baby, identified as Goodness, was separated from her mother, who was presumed dead in Monday’s bombing. She spent the day at Asokoro Hospital without relatives.
According to the newspaper, her mother, Gloria Adams, was later discovered in intensive care unit (ICU) at the Wuse General Hospital and has since been visited by family.
She suffered severe injuries and is one of two left in ICU after one other patient died, hospital sources said.
Gloria is among the 216 people now confirmed injured in the blast.
“I cannot remember [how I got here],” she told Daily Trust. “I only saw myself on the ground, turning and turning.
Then someone came and removed the baby.”
Her baby, Goodness, spent Tuesday morning sleeping at Asokoro Hospital while medical workers and her aunt, Maria Dominic, watched over her.
The 10-month-old did not sustain any injuries in the explosion apart from a slight swelling over one eye, which is being treated.
Plans were already underway to transfer the baby to Wuse to join her mother.
“I’m feeling better,” Gloria said. “Many have died, but I am alive. I give glory to God.”