Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State says the disposition of Alhaji Umar Abdulmutallab, the father of the Christmas Day terror suspect in the United States, since the incident is salutary.
â€œIf your action to alert security agencies (on the activities of son) is commendable, your disposition since the unfortunate incident is even more salutary. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that the family of anyone accused of terrorism anywhere in the world would actively cooperate with investigators and security agencies,â€ Saraki said in a letter to the senior Abdulmutallab.
The governor wentÂ on: â€œMore than anything else, these actions by you bravely demonstrates the essential Nigeria character. It shows that by nature, a Nigeria is not a terrorist and would not condone or support terrorists or terrorism in whatever form or by anyone. What greater sacrifice can a man make than the one who gives up his own child for the security of other? As a Nigerian, I am proud of you.â€
He commiserated with the father over the incident, saying:
â€œOnce again, I pray to the Almighty God to see you through this difficult moment and grant you peace.â€