Saraki, Atiku, Others React as Tremors Rock Abuja

Following the earth tremor that shook some parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja at dawn of Friday, many Nigerians, including notable politicians, have reacted to the development, with some calling on God for help.

While the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar called on the Abuja residents to be calm, those living in Maitama and Utako areas said they were still shaken by the tremor.

While the Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria’s Federal capital territory, Abuja, said the tremor could have come from the movement of the earth or that it could be by the blasting of rocks or mining in the area, it however urged residents to stay calm and hide under tables if inside the house or stay away from buildings if outdoor.

The Senate President, Dr. Saraki who took to his twitter handle to confirm the development said, “We have all been feeling the earth tremors in Abuja and surrounding areas over the last 48 hours. I know that many people are scared, but please, remain calm and vigilant.” Saraki wrote.

Former vice president and presidential aspirant in 2019, Atiku Abubakar, called for calm as authorities investigate the situation.

“I wish to encourage inhabitants of Abuja not to panic following reported cases of tremor experienced in some parts of the city. It will be reassuring to citizens for the relevant authorities to investigate the situation,” Atiku wrote.

Senator Dino Melaye‏ wrote on his handle @dino_melaye, “I have informed the FCT Minister and Perm Sec. on the scaring earth movement in some parts of Abuja at 6:11am. I felt earth tremors in my home in maitama too. Measures are been taken to address the problem. I will keep the FCT administration on their toes on this.”

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