Adamawa Blasts: Atiku Urges Vigilance
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the latest bomb blast in Madagali, Adamawa State, which reportedly led to the loss of scores of lives and many more critically injured.
He also proposed intelligence surge to avert such horrendous attacks and greater vigilance on the part of citizens, especially in the liberated communities.
In a statement issued on his behalf by his media office, the former Vice President expressed his deepest grief and regret over such heartless disregard for human life by terrorists, adding that indiscriminate mass murderers should not be allowed to defeat humanity and impose their reign of terror on the people.
According to the former Vice President, the Boko Haram terrorists still pose a real threat, and the country must redouble its efforts and unite against them.
Abubakar called for greater vigilance on the part of citizens and increased intelligence, as the military wraps up its operations against Boko Haram insurgents.
He said that it was highly regrettable that “these terrorists are hiding behind religious ideology to commit atrocities against innocent people, despite the fact that Islam, and indeed any other religion prohibits the murder of innocent people.”
The Turakin Adamawa said that it was unfortunate that the Boko Haram terrorists have virtually crippled the Northern economy and disrupted its social life.
He called on the Federal Government to redouble its efforts, even as he proposed an intelligence surge in the war against terrorism, adding that the militants have contempt for peace and therefore, should be fiercely confronted.
The former Vice President condoled with the families of the victims and survivors of the blast as well as the Adamawa State Government.
He urged that no effort should be spared towards providing medical treatment for the scores of injured.
“Our people will not be bowed by terrorists. We must keep up our vigilance and increase intelligence even in liberated communities,” he declared.