Lagos – Anti-corruption advocate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has slammed the recent deadly bombing in Adamawa State.
Ribadu, speaking through his spokesperson, Abdul’Aziz Fagge, said the attack was callous and needless.
“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,”
"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.
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“My thoughts and prayers are with the people,” Ribadu is quoted as saying.
“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. May God almighty provide quick healing for the injured victims and recompense those who lost their means of livelihood.”
The National Emergency Management Agency disclosed that that no fewer than 32 persons were killed recently in a night explosion near Jimeta Mordern Market in Yola.
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and paramount traditional ruler of Adamawa State, Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, condemned the bomb blast.
- CAJ News