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Everyone was shocked this Monday when a bomb went off at Nyanya motor park. Now the shock is over, it’s time for us to rally to action.

Member Feese, survivor of the Boko Haram attack on the United Nations building in Abuja in 2011, is spearheading this mission to help, with her advocacy group – Team Member.

“A lot of the victims were breadwinners, trying to get to work in the morning. We want to help the families who will be going through hell now, with a lot of uncertainty about the future. We’ll be visiting Maitama Hospital at Noon, this Friday with support. We need as much help as we can get. Here’s how to get involved:

1. Food items will be distributed to the families. Any items can be dropped off at the reception of Lake Chad Hotel, Maitama: http://goo.gl/maps/3qCQA

2. Money will used to provide immediate and longer term support to the families. Donations can be

A. Brought to the hospital on the day,
B. Paid into our founders account: GTB – Member Feese – 0106226156

3. We have T-shirts for sale @ N2,000 a piece. These can be paid for as above, or purchased from Lake Chad Hotel. If you’re outside Abuja, we can keep the paid for tee shirt for you, till further notice.

4. Blood is still needed. Donations can be made at the hospital.

For more info, please call

Mo: (+234) 903 904 7613
Nonso: (+234) 806 125 7047
Member: (+234) 803 686 4526″

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We encourage you to give if you can, however, please ensure you perform independent verification prior to donating any funds.

21 Comments

  1. Bukky

    April 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    great initiative!

  2. Really!!!!

    April 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    So the goverment can’t give money and buy them food items??????

    • Dee

      April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Of course they can and should but that doesn’t stop other Nigerians from helping out. The ability to give is a blessing.

    • nonye

      April 17, 2014 at 11:02 am

      great response

    • Winterfell

      April 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Of course you know the nigerian government, they are too busy throwing their children’s wedding.the youths are so focused on the latest naija song and praising their entertainment industry.no one gives a shit, provided boko haram is not in their backyard.

  3. hmmmmmmmm

    April 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Great initiative but I am very skeptical of giving money to just any organization. It it was Red Cross and them then maybe I would be more inclined to give.

    • hmmmmmmmm

      April 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      No offence madam Feese but i would be more comfortable putting money into your organization’s bank account as opposed to your personal account.

  4. pynk

    April 17, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Member please go and register your ngo. I cant give money to a personal account.

  5. bimpe

    April 17, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Is this legit? I don’t get why they need money and all. When the Boston thing happened, no charity org came out like this. I know blood is essential, but then the account details and everything nearly being about money is weird. Anyway its all for a good cause, so it doesn’t matter how legit as long as we are doing it for a good cause, I pray these ppl get all they need. I will certainly be donating.

  6. Gistyinka Blog

    April 17, 2014 at 1:51 am

    GEJ and his team must find solution to the Bokok Haram Insecurity in the country. Will don’t want this any more in our land.

  7. Winterfell

    April 17, 2014 at 2:22 am

    What i need to understand is that,others that have been dying and injured in villages in the north, did yall support them. how are they different from those in Abuja. Everyday i read about Boko Haram blasts and yall say non. Because this happened in Abuja everyone is goin crazy about it.
    We have T-shirts for sale @ N2,000 a piece, indeed

    • Jennie

      April 17, 2014 at 8:41 am

      i tire for dis thn oo. The bomb blast was bad i understand but then hundreds of people have been killed and are still being killed each passing day in the north. No one thought of setting up anything to support the victims. Now that it’s Abuja people are just talking as if it’s the first time this is happening in Nigeria. Haba

    • TheresaO

      April 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

      @Winterfell, she is doing what she can do, and to people she feels she can help. Why don’t you do something about those in the Northern states as well? Start something for them no matter how small, announce it and see if people will not support you. One person cannot help everyone. Imagine if all of us helped the hurting person next to us?

      Thanks Member for this brilliant initiative. I support people asking you to open a bank account solely for this, instead of using your personal account. It’s not because we doubt your credibility, but its to prevent you from over-spending your own money and also in case of a future account audit. As you know, most Nigerians are skeptical of money donations since most charities see it as a cash cow. You have to show yourself different dear sister, by giving an audit in the future.

      When you have created the new account, please let us know. Thanks again for your effort.

  8. BA

    April 17, 2014 at 5:22 am

    First time reading about Member. For someone who has gone through the torture and anguish that the Nyanya victims are currently going through, I trust she’d do well in putting every donation to good use for the benefit of our brothers and sisters.

    Dear Team Member, kindly open an account strictly for this cause to encourage confidence in your cause and call for donations. I just made a donation and I am sure that more people will be encouraged to do so if you provided an official account for this cause as against your personal account.

    Dear Nigerians, this is an opportunity for us to do something positive in addition to our prayers and call for serious actions by the government and the President in tackling Boko Haram’s severe security threat on our lives as a people.

    God bless Nigeria!

  9. Troll

    April 17, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I have no problem donating money or even dropping food since I’m in Abuja but what I can’t understand is the making of T-shirts to sell. Why not just put the money into helping the victims? Must shirts be made? What is no one buys them?
    Anyway, I commend your efforts in helping out victims. I’ll probably be at Maitama Hospital tomorrow..God willing.

  10. JEWEL

    April 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

    WELLDONE

  11. Ajike

    April 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Good initiative. But my questions are
    1.How long would you be able to sustain giving food to the families.
    2. Do we wait for yet another attack so to contribute again?
    3. What about the fate of those kidnapped teenage girls?

    Is this the way we continue…

  12. Evans

    April 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

    From all that has happened since the bombing on Monday it is ok to conclude that a life in Abuja is more valuable than a life in other Northern states that have been experiencing ceaseless bomb attacks. #sadface

  13. S

    April 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Good people, na wa oh, even comparison to Boston, so are we now there?
    America is a more developed nation where things are functional. When the Boston bombing happened the President went there. Can our President safely take a trip to Borno State?

    Have you read that those affected by the NyaNya bombings are facing hunger in the hospitals. They are. And that’s not all, if you saw some pictures with some prominent members of the society you would have seen the limited infrastructure, inadequate comfort- some very glaring needs.

    Two days ago, thousands gathered under rain on Boylston Street, where the bombs detonated last year. The crowd included survivors, people who took time off work, well wishers and the Vice President of the US. They sang the national anthem, encouraged each other with speeches et al to mark the first anniversary of the Boston bombing.

    My point is that there is a sense of community in America.

    If TeamMember is trying to encourage that sense of community side by side the government you can either join them, start your own initiative or encourage others who have started. But being critical about the positives that governmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations are doing does not call for progress. Especially at this time.

    Yes we can ask questions and be analytical but if one has been to the hospitals in the aftermath of such a crisis, in Nigeria, it is chaotic. I speak from experience. Footage cannot do the scene justice. People are in pain, suffering and dying and some are here asking why others are trying to support or why they have not supported others.

    While one contends that the Bostonians or Americans did not have to donate food, blood or money or visit the hospitals remember that their government probably had all that sorted but the citizens have still gone out in service and support of each other in the ways that they can.

    Some Nigerians have taken the initiative to provide support to the families that they can. Hundreds of families are in need and if our society was better functioning our hospitals would not be so overwhelmed. TeamMember would probably never forget the support Member received when she was at the National Hospital in Abuja. Hundreds of people prayed, visited, even organised a blood drive on her behalf. Obviously these people cannot help but express their gratitude especially for her survival against all odds. Please let her live to tell her story. Although her people cannot go to Yobe, Yola or Borno states, they decided to do the best they can, where they are.

    Furthermore, if you have a problem donating money you can pray for the victims or give what you can. There are many options other than waiting or being critical about others. For those who are asking why they have made T-shirts to sell, one cannot assume that those t-shirts were just made- if you saw the images from the TeamMember thanksgiving there were T-shirts used, perhaps these are some of those and it is common knowledge that some people prefer to purchase an item in support of a cause as a form of donation. For the many asking why she has used her personal account, you know that if you really wanted to donate, there are three mobile numbers listed- you can call for information, you can ask for accountability purposes or other alternatives- who knows if they experienced challenges registering with the CAC. Or you can just buy a food item with the funds you would have donated.

    God bless you for your prayers, kind words and good deeds as you bless the lives of those those whose friends, family members and breadwinners have been affected. It means a lot to know that the good people of Nigeria can be one in their thoughts and prayers.

  14. @edDREAMZ

    April 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    NIGERIA IS DOOMED…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  15. Muna

    April 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I certainly feel guilty following this attack that I did not feel as much sorrow about the daily attacks all over the North as I have felt for this particular incident.
    But people criticizing this should also realise that charitable giving and volunteering are in essence community efforts. It is common human behaviour to feel a tragedy more when you perhaps pass through the area where it happened everyday or at least have been there before. It is also more heartfelt when the person injured or dead could easily be the colleague you see everyday, a friend or even you (and I’m sure many people in Abuja right now have colleagues and friends like that). Geographically, it is also obviously easier to donate blood in Asokoro General Hospital when you live in Wuse than to spend a day travelling to donate at the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.
    It is also a fact that Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt far surpass other cities in Nigeria in terms of population and urbanisation and thus the ability to go online and use social media for social impact. Therefore, it is not too hard to imagine that any tragedy that happens in these area will logically get more attention with more active youth online in cities with larger populations than villages in Borno State.
    So while this event will definitely make me pay much more attention to all other tragedies in the country and push me to personally do more about them, I also will not decide to stay at home and do nothing because I did nothing for victims in a Borno village. Two wrongs don’t make it right.
    I plan to be there on Saturday, if I cannot start my own movement to make change yet then the least I can do is try to support those who are inspired enough to do so. There will always be worries about legitimacy and I will not ignore that but to just fold arms and decide everyone is a thief, well…

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