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Potiskum attack: Saraki expresses concern

06 July 2015, 07:50

Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki has described a bomb attack on worshippers at a church in Potiskum, Yobe on Sunday as worrisome.

In a statement issued by the Senate President Media Office in Abuja, he urged Boko Haram insurgents to "stop wasting innocent lives and accept the olive branch as presented by the federal government.

"My heart is with individuals and families who were directly or indirectly affected by this ungodly, sadistic and evil act.

"Sending Nigerians to untimely grave can never be the solution to any religious, political or economic grievances.

"Besides, the Federal Government has demonstrated enough political will to engage any group in dialogue aimed at bringing these vicious and sad attacks to a final stop.

Also read: Buhari condemns 'inhuman, barbaric' Boko Haram attacks

"The recent position of the Federal Government that it would not oppose negotiation with the insurgents if they want ought to have be seen as an olive branch."

He promised that the National Assembly would support President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to encourage the armed forces to intensify the war against terrorism.

He commended the military for its timely response and urged them to do all in their power to prevent such attacks in future.

Saraki further urged all Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful, to use Ramadan period to seek God's intervention on ways and means to end all forms of insecurity in the country.



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