Christmas Day bombings a declaration of war, says Mark

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The Christmas Day coordinated bomb attacks and the spate of bombings and violence in parts of Nigeria is a direct affront and a declaration war on law-abiding citizens of Nigeria, David Mark, the senate president has said.


The senate president said whatever misgivings anyone may have, neither our laws nor the Holy books allows unlawful taking of another man’s life. 


“This is absurd and totally intolerable,” he said in a statement on Monday. “These spate of bombing and killing of innocent and harmless country men and women cannot be a way of life. This is not part of our culture or way of life. Leaders at all levels and across the divide must rise to this unwarranted affront against the people.



Madalla, Niger State, near Abuja, office of the State Security Services in Damaturu, Yobe  State and Jos, the unstable capital of Plateau state were attacked on Christmas Day killing over 20 people and injuring many.


Mr. Mark has been vocal against the activities of the sect. 


In a recent northern political meeting, he urged fellow politicians to brave up and speak against the extremism of Boko Haram.


“Every leader worth his or her name must join the vanguard to preach the?gospel of peace, love and reconciliation. God did not make mistake to keep us together as a people with common mission and destiny,” he said in his statement.

The senate president also sympathized with the families of the victims of the blasts, saying that government would ensure that they did not die in vain.

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