President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Friday’s terror attacks in Abuja, saying his administration will not only put a stop to the menace of terrorism but bring the perpetrators to book.
President of the United States of America, USA, Barack Obama, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday condemned the multiple bomb blasts which rocked the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja penultimate night.
Also, Senate President BukolaSaraki, and Speaker House of Representatives, YakubuDogara, equally joined other prominent persons to condemn the wicked act.
“It is clear this battle is not ideological. It is between the forces of peace and order and the evil forces of murder and destruction. Security forces and other local authorities have been instructed to maintain extra vigilance to forestall future attacks.
“The Armed Forces have been empowered to crush what remains of Boko Haram. This government is determined to stamp out Boko Haram and all other terrorists of whatever persuasions and bring all sponsors to justice,” Dogara said.
In his condemnation that was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman of the American Embassy in Abuja, Sean McIntosh, Obama said:
“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured. These tragic events are stark reminders that violent extremists will stop at nothing to inflict horrific and indiscriminate harm upon innocent lives.
“Through our security and counter-terrorism assistance, our unparalleled commitment aims to help Nigeria achieve this goal.”
Similarly, the CAN leader yesterday described the attacks as “wicked and barbaric.”
“I am saddened by the resurgence of bomb attacks in the FCT that has resulted in the deaths of many and leaving many others wounded. I strongly condemn the recent barbaric and wicked acts of wickedness by the insurgents and their collaborators. No group or individual that means well for this country must be seen to support the execution of such acts.
“Nigerians must wake up from their slumber and begin to guard their respective homes, streets and communities, we must all join in the fight against insurgency,” the statement said even as it admonished Nigerians to remain security conscious and supportive of security operatives.
The CAN leader further said the Friday bomb attacks in Kuje and Nyanya areas of the FCT re-emphasised his earlier call on Nigerians to ever remain vigilant and conscious of happenings around them.
He commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attacks while urging authorities to make adequate provisions for the wounded for their speedy recovery.
He prayed for God’s intervention stressing, “we must never return those days that put fear in the hearts and minds of our people, we must collectively defeat terror effectively if we are together,” he said and prayed for the repose of the dead and wished them speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, the bomb blasts according to wthe National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) resulted in the death of about 18 persons among many injured.

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