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Ribadu decries Yola bomb attack

05 June 2015, 09:05 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The losing governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has expressed sadness at the death of 13 people after a bomb attack in Yola.

Several others were injured on Thursday following an explosion that ripped through the Jimeta main market in the capital of the state.

“I just got the heart-wrenching news of a terrible bomb blast near the popular Jimeta market in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State. I am in utter shock and state of devastation.  I find it quite saddening that for the first time since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency the murderous terrorists have succeeded in shattering the peace of Yola,” Ribadu said.

Ribadu said several attempts by terrorists to penetrate Yola in the past were foiled through efficient government-citizen mechanism of alertness.

He thus encouraged the people of the stated not be discouraged by the latest attack.

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“Though the terrorists have gotten away with their plan this time, we should not allow them to tear our spirit. Several of their attempts to penetrate Yola in the past were foiled through efficient government-citizen mechanism of alertness. It can still be done. The people must not be cowered,” he said.

Ribadu extended his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack and pray for the quick healing of those injured in the attack.

“Though I am presently far away from home, my thoughts and prayers are with the people at this trying time,” he said.

“Let me use this opportunity to extend my condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack. May the lost of the departed find repose in the nicest of places and may God almighty provide quick healing for the injured victims and recompense those who lost their means of livelihood,” Ribadu added.

Adamawa, alongside Borno and Yobe, are worst affected by attacks by the outlawed Boko Haram sect.

- CAJ News


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