Nyanya blast: Mark calls for security consciousness

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ABUJA – SENATE President, Senator David Mark has called on Nigerians to be security conscious and report any suspicious move in their locality as according to him some senseless insurgents were determined to wage war against the country.

The Senate President who expressed deep sorrow over the recent bomb blast in Nyanya the outskirt of the Federal Capital territory, FCT, Abuja, described the attack on innocent and harmless Nigerians as cowardly and irresponsible.

In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Senator Mark prayed that those who were injured will quickly recover even as he called on Nigerians to be more security alert and engage in citizen policing.

According to him, “We must become security proactive as individuals or as a family. There are stronger needs to report every suspicious items or movements around us to any available security agencies,” he further advised.

He further stated that, “it is true that government has a responsibility to provide security for her citizenry. It is most true that the citizen has a duty to make information available to government for the latter to carry out its onerous security responsibilities.

“The time has come for every citizen to become a watchman or watchwoman as well as whistle blower in support of our security agencies against these irresponsible and senseless insurgents, who are bent on waging war against our nation.”

He urged security agencies not to relent in their task of intelligence gathering against the insurgents as well as in collaboration with dedicated, honest and patriotic Nigerians prepared to provide them with relevant information.

The Senate President said these were trying moment for our country and assured that the nation would triumph over the insurgents.

He also urged Nigerians to stand together in the bid to defeat insurgency and terrorism.

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