By CALEB AYANSINA
ABUJA – CHRISTIAN Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, condemned in totality the Thursday night bomb attack at the Nyanya motor park barely 15 days after the first attack on April 14.
A vehicle laden with explosive was detonated on Thursday night at about 8 o’clock, killing about 17 people, injuring over 60 people.
The National Christian Body said “the news of the second attack is no only devastating but a sad day for our nation.”
Reacting to the blast on a Telephone interview, the Secretary General of CAN,Rev Musa Asake, said “it is an act that must be condemned by all, no sane person will seek to destroy the lives of fellow compatriots in the name of an `ungodly ideology’ of a so called `religious belief’.
“Like I have reiterated in recent times, terrorists or their sponsors must not be given the opportunity to prevail and I state categorically again, `evil cannot overwhelm good and darkness cannot prevail over light’. This is a known fact that I want all Nigerians to take to heart in these trying times.
“The forces of evil may have made in roads in one or two places but the collective good of the majority of Nigerians must and will always rise above the goal of the terrorists.
“Last night’s attack in Nyanya, the second in 15 days, is a clear indication of the terrorists motive which is to demoralise and destabilise the Nigerian work force by putting fear in their minds, we must not allow this to happen.”
While commiserating with family of the victims, the body called on security operatives to put more effort in stemming the spate of bombing in the country.
“At this moment I want to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives and pray for speedy recovery for those injured, in the attack. This calls for more vigilance and caution by all citizens, let us not allow these acts of inhumanity to dampen our spirit of patriotism for our country, let us all rise against this monster.
“I once again call on those in charge of security to work harder to curtail the situation while I call on relief organisations to see to the welfare of the victims.”
According to Asake, “CAN on its part, will commit the country in the hands of God through prayers, to ensure that the situation is put under control, ours is to take this petition to God, we cannot carry guns and bombs to fight this battle but through prayers we shall win this battle.”