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APC: Kaduna blasts were government's failure

25 July 2014, 09:38

Abuja - Wednesday's bomb attacks in Kaduna signified the failure by the federal government to shield the country from terror, the main opposition party said.

While fingers have been pointed at Boko Haram as masterminds of the attack that left more than 80 people dead, the group has not claimed responsibility.

"Whether it is Boko Haram or not, one thing remains: This government has failed woefully in its core constitutional duty of protecting the security and welfare of the citizenry. And we mean all the citizens, not just the leaders!

"And contrary to the simplistic and clearly selfish portrayal of the Boko Haram insurgency as a sinister plot to bring down the government of Jonathan, it should now be clear to the FG that has engaged in ceaseless
finger-pointing instead of tackling the insurgency headlong that Boko Haram is an enemy of Nigeria and of all of humanity," All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated.

The opposition said the alleged, failed, assassination attempt on one of its leaders, Muhammadu Buhari, and prominent cleric, Dahiru Bauchi, after accusations APC was sympathetic to the terrorist group.

''If indeed the APC is behind Boko Haram and Gen. Buhari is a sympathizer of the evil group, as the FG wants the world to believe, could it be that the insurgents do not know their leaders or sympathizers, assuming they are behind the attack? If they are not responsible for the attack, doesn't that support the theory in some circles that Boko Haram has become a franchise, hence there is the Boko Haram of Abubakar Shekau and the political Boko Haram?" Mohammed asked.

He added, "'whatever happens now, the satanic and repulsive theory of the PDP-led FG that the opposition APC is using Boko Haram to truncate the administration of Jonathan is up in flames. Therefore, it is time for them to change the narrative, see Boko Haram for what it is - an enemy of Nigeria - and rally the citizenry, irrespective of their political, ethnic or religious affiliation, behind the government's efforts to tackle it

- CAJ News

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