Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians to stand up and counter the menace of Boko Haram by being more security conscious.
He said the populace should offer information of any strange movement in their localities to the security agencies.
The former Vice-President, was reacting to the Thursday’s bomb blast that rocked the Yola Modern Market, resulting in the death of over 40 persons.
He said the insurgents had raised their modes of operations, and appeared to habour an intention to subdue the country.
Atiku visited the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, on Friday in company with the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase; Adamawa State Governor, Senator Jubrilla Bindow; and Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mohamad Sani Sidi, who were in the state to visit the victims of the blast and sympathise with them.
He explained that the insurgents had begun the “second phase” of its onslaught with the intention to subdue the country and win the fight against Nigerians.
Sani Sidi distributed drugs to the victims of Thursday’s bomb attack that took place near Jimeta Market.
The NEMA boss, who led the Federal Government’s delegation, including the IGP, called on the people to give security agencies the needed cooperation to stem the tide of attacks on innocent Nigerians.
He appealed to well meaning individuals and corporate bodies to assist the victims with blood as doing so might save some lives.
In his remarks, Arase called on Nigerians, especially the people of Adamawa State to have confidence in the Nigeria Police and other security outfits, adding that the security operatives were doing their best to address the current security challenges in the country.

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