Another person has died at an undisclosed Abuja hospital after a suspected bomb explosion at a beer bar in Kogi State.
Miss Funke Matthew-Ibeteye, 25, was a worker at the drinking establishment in Kabba town, Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state, where the explosion happened on Wednesday.
Mr Ladi Olorunfemi, her employer and the owner of the beer parlour, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Matthew-Ibeteye died on Friday morning after being transported to the hospital for treatment.
Matthew-Ibeteye was severely injured in the explosion, which explains why she was taken to an Abuja hospital for treatment.
“Unfortunately for her, she couldn’t make it and died this early morning. When we got the news we were devastated,” Mr Olorunfemi explained.
“She was a very humble and hard-working girl. Her death came as a shock to us. As I speak with you, we are at the cemetery for her burial in Kabba. We are going to miss her,
“It’s very unfortunate and painful that we lost her at this time. The most painful thing about the attack on my business premise is that five of her family members were affected, including the father, Chief Matthew Ibeteye,” he lamented.
“Just yesterday Thursday, we buried one of the victims by name Aisha Ibrahim from Okene,” he added.
The father of the deceased, Mathew, 75, described his daughter’s death as “very sudden and painful”.
“As you can see I am not strong, having been a victim of the blast too. I have to leave the hospital bed to prepare for my daughter’s burial when the news came to me,” he said.
“We are going to miss her warm love, embrace and support to the family at this critical time of life. Only God can revenge those who planted the bomb that exploded and killed my daughter and left me and three of her siblings injured,” the father said.