Atiku, northern governors, ACF, outraged by Kano bombing

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, governors of the 19 northern states, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned Friday’s blasts at the Kano Central Mosque, which killed over one hundred Nigerians.

In a statement in Abuja by his media office, Mr. Abubakar said he was devastated personally by the frequency and brutality of terrorist attacks on innocent people, adding that this ceaseless violence achieves nothing.

According to him, the attacks on mosques, churches, schools, bus stations, markets, shopping plazas and other heavy human targets, defy the teachings of all known religions of the world.

The former Vice President said it was high time the Boko Haram terrorists abandoned violence and embraced peace once and for all.

Mr. Atiku also condemned previous bomb blasts in Kontagora (Niger) and Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state recently.

On their part, the Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, who spoke through their Chairman and Governor of Niger state, Mu’azu Aliyu, condemned the terror attack.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, Mr. Aliyu expressed sadness at how security in the Northern States has taken a turn for the worse in recent times saying no one is spared.

Mr. Aliyu said the attack on the mosque where Emir Sanusi ll worships is another sombre reminder of how much disregard those behind terror attacks in the North have on the traditional institution and on the sanctity of human lives.

He said the position of Sanusi II on the need to protect communities against those perpetuating violence must remain sacrosanct adding that nobody should be intimidated by evil perpetrators, saying good will surely triumph over evil.

Mr. Aliyu however maintained that the war against terrorism is not an exclusive preserve of security operatives alone but everybody’s business.

He said it is time to place everybody under high security alert adding that strange faces and objects must be promptly reported and investigated.

Also, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has expressed shock and disbelief over the three bomb explosions.

ACF described the bomb blast aimed at Muslim worshipers in the mosque as wicked, callous and barbaric.

A statement by ACF National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, noted that, the recent bomb explosions in Yola, Maiduguri, Azare, Kontagora and many other towns in the North coupled with the daily killing of innocent people by insurgents is very disturbing and worrisome.

“This insecurity situation that have engulfed the North is a clear manifestation of Federal Government’s inability to protect the people as intelligence and equipment required to contain the situation appears lacking.

“ACF urges the people of Kano in particular to exercise some restrain, remain calm and avoid taking the law into their hands or blamed innocent people that have lived with them peacefully.

“We equally call upon the people to unite and protect themselves through intelligence sharing with security agencies and community leaders,” he said.


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  • Ikachi1

    Terrorists know no religion nor tribe. They are only out to kill, maim and destroy. May God Almighty save this country from these devils. My heart goes to Kano people especially the family of those innocent people sent to their early graves. May the Lord have mercy on their souls.

    • Musa

      It is a revenge attack on Emir Sanusi that called on civil society to protect themselves again evil – Boko Haram. The primary aim of Boko Haram is to have Sharia, first, all over Northern Nigeria, second, kill Christians and burn their churches. third, Chase southerners out of North, fInally Islamize the whole Nigeria.

      • Aminu

        And that why they bombed Muslims while praying in congregation just to ensure Sharia is enforced?Does it make sense to you?if u have nothing to comment pls keep mute,did you care to find out some of the people that escaped from the bombings alive we’re eventually shot and killed by military in Uniform?

        • Alhssan

          Military in disgues sponsored by oris. …. the arm dealer

    • lorlar

      Well said sir. God bless you.

    • PROF

      Chei, kanawa sun mutu! When this killings started ,it was targeted at
      minorities and Christians in the north, then most muslim notherners
      kept quiet thinking their elite were fighting in their interest to get
      back power. Now the chickens have long arrived and have started
      roasting.
      For the north ,
      ”This is Not the end of the beginning ,rather it is the beginning of the end ” – Winston Churchill .,

  • Oko Joseph Ogar

    Nigerians in a crevice state and paroxysm mood. I know some mischievous element and nonentity will start accussing PDP an ACP. Please we should all look beyond party lines, by revving a measure to curb this human madness.

  • Sharia_Haram

    Islam and terrorism.

    May the soul of non-Muslims among them rest in peace.
    We should be bothered about non-Muslims dead. The target are non-Muslims doing business in and around the Mosque.

    Dead to sharia advocates

    • Otile

      Amen to your good prayer.

    • Sharubutu

      Moron…dia is no any Xtian around that great mosque….stupid…..you know notin and u start commentng… coconut head….

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    So much for the advocates of “violent change” and the “making Nigeria ungovernable” project !!

  • Strong System

    The north is having its moment of terrible terror experience.
    Sadly, the politicians that caused this madness with political Sharia are not suffering the consequences of their actions.

  • MushinSpeaks

    While our prayers and condolences are with the Northerners, GEJ has failed in ending insecurity. With the trillions of money spent on insurgency and nothing to show for it, it is best we sweep out this government and allow for a fresh governance. Enough of GEJ. Change we need.

    • moses

      then what shekur is stile waiting to kill his religion father called sanusi.we all know that is not true because sanusi is their patron and Chairman so let us hear word if you like kill all the Muslims because Muslims in Nigeria produce nothing than parasite and arrogant nothing good comes our of them if not backwardness for ever.tell me what the did this monkeys called Muslims provide in Nigeria.let them all be cleared off from the surface of this world so that the world will have peace and live together.Muslims are come to steal kill and destroy nothing good comes out of them only religion and Quran alhu akba and nothing else Muslims are like cancer to humanity. they crying for their plan fools

  • Realnigerian

    THEY SHOULD ALL SHUT UP AND STOP THE CROCODILE TEARS. IF THEY CANNOT PROTECT THEIR OWN, WHO ARE THEY FOOLING? IBB, MUAZU, ALIYU, GUSAU, ETC. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU

  • Mr. Abdin

    Turaki you are right these killings are getting out of hands and may the soul of those who died rest in perfect peace amen.