The presidential candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed outrage and grief at the latest terrorist suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
At least 55 persons were confirmed dead and 146 others seriously injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers descended on Maiduguri Saturday and carried out multiple bombings in various commercial areas.
In a condolence message he issued in Abuja on Monday through his media campaign committee, Mr. Buhari said the frequency with which terrorists destroy lives and property embarrassed him beyond measure, and that tackling such indiscriminate violence would be on top of priorities once elected into office.
According to him, terrorist violence has achieved nothing good for anybody and that his administration would confront this insecurity problem with determination and remarkable zeal.
The APC presidential candidate explained that nothing can justify this endless and brutal terrorist violence targeted at innocent people, which has also destroyed the economic and social life of the people in areas where terrorists are notoriously active.
Mr. Buhari, however, called for increased vigilance among the people.
He said the ease with which suicide bombers blend with law-abiding citizens and reach their targets undetected is disturbing.
He explained that majority of the people have no idea about the features and characteristics of suicide bombers, and cannot, therefore, identify such killers in their company.
The statement extended Buhari’s condolences to the families of the victims of the latest terrorist attacks on Maiduguri.
General Buhari has also condoled the families of the recent violence in Rivers State in which some unidentified gunmen attacked and killed APC supporter in the state. He said violence benefits nobody and, instead, it sets back the progress of the country.