Northern govs condemn attack

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BY WOLE MOSADOMI, with Agency Report

Minna—TheNorthern States Governors Forum, NSGF, yesterday, condemned the bomb attack which killed over 100 people and injured several others at a bus terminal in Nyanya, Abuja, Monday.

This was even as the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday, asked Nigerians to rise in unity against terrorism in the country.

Abubakar spoke through the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, in Abuja, describing the explosion at the bus terminus as “unfortunate terrorist attack.”

He said that Nigerians must be united to fight against Boko Haram which he described as a common enemy.

Chairman of the NSGF and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mallam Danladi Ndayebo, said there was no basis for what the perpetrators did, adding that the loss of innocent lives due to the explosion was regrettable.

Aliyu expressed the forum’s deepest condolences to the families of the victims, saying no grievance can justify such a dastardly act against defenceless Nigerians.

The forum, however, called for vigilance, emphasising that the issue of security should not be left to security agents alone.

He said: “The issue of security should not be left to government alone. All hands must be on deck to stop the activities of terrorists, which have left hundreds of innocent Nigerians either dead or wounded.”

The governors however, asked security agencies not to be discouraged by the activities of terrorists.

 

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