The Emergency Management Agency, Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja, has confirmed the reports of the earth tremor in Abuja, Nigeria capital.
The agency said it could have resulted from the movement of the
earth or it could be the blasting of rocks or mining in the locality,
it however urged residents to stay calm and hide under tables if at
home or stay away from buildings 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 also said that, “At this time,
it is important that @NEMANigeria,
FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and
all emergency services be on high alert to prevent the loss of lives and property.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT,
Senator Dino Melaye, has already briefed the FCT Minister on this issue.
In the event of an emergency, the FCT Emergency Management Agency
can be reached at the following numbers: 112 (toll free),
0818-888-8766 and 0805-722-4574.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have reacted to
the development with other resorting to prayers,
asking God to avert any of such natural disaster like earthquakes.