Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, NIM, otherwise referred to as Shi’ite have burnt down two ambulances belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
This is according to the Head of Media and Public Relations of NEMA, Malam Sani Datti, who reported the incident in a statement.
The ambulances were stationed at the Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays, ERABs, of NEMA in Abuja.
His words: “This is to confirm that ERABs of the NEMA located on Ahmadu Bello Way beside the federal secretariat was attacked today with two vehicles burnt down.
“The attack was carried out by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria commonly known as Shi’ites.”
The public relations chief of the agency said the vehicles were Mobile Intensive Care Unit.
According to him, they were life support vehicles and a multi-purpose Response Intervention Van.
He said ERABs were situated at the location to provide quick response to emergencies and disasters.
He said the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, who assessed the extent of damage described the vehicles as very expensive.