By Wole Mosadomi, Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA — Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the bomb attacks in Yola, Adamawa, and Kano states.

This came as Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State also condemned the blasts, describing the two incidents as unfortunate and acts of cowardice.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, Dogara described the attacks as babaric, senseless and wicked.

The speaker, who mourned victims of the bomb blast, also prayed for quick recovery for the scores of people injured.

He urged Nigerians to be security conscious and be vigilant to help security agencies with vital information about activities of terrorists and other criminal elements in their surroundings.

The speaker also charged the security agencies to intensify efforts in intelligence gathering and sharing as the surest way of pre-empting such deadly and wicked attacks.

Meanwhile, Governor Bello  of Niger State has described the acts as cowardice.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace, the governor said the perpetrators of evil, in whatever guise, would never triumph, assuring that their dastardly act would soon be uncovered and brought to an end.

While condoling with the victims, relations, governments and the entire people of the states, the governor noted that security issue had become a serious challenge to the society as a whole and called on Nigerians to be security conscious and vigilant of people and things around them in a collective effort to defeat the evil forces.

He said: “We are in great shock and saddened by the unfortunate incidents but still strong in faith that the callous activities of this group would be uncovered and all those behind them, including their sponsors, brought to justice. This is merely an act of cowardice.”

The governor called on all to rise against the perpetrators just as he reminded the people to see security as everybody’s responsibility.

“Terrorism is becoming widespread and attacks sporadic across the globe, we must not fold our  arms and allow these agents of terror to destroy our nation and what we stand for. We must take the battle to them and ensure that they are identified, isolated and brought to justice,” he said.

The governor commended the combined efforts of the military which, he said had greatly incapacitated the insurgents in the embattled North-East and urged them to sustain the fire-power until they got rid of the miscreants.

He   condoled   with the victims, people and governments of Adamawa and Kano States and prayed God to grant the dead eternal rest just as he prayed for those who sustained various degrees of injuries for quick recovery.


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