Presidency statement on bombings
Two bomb blasts within 24 hours — the first in Yola, Adamawa state and the second in Kano — have prompted a statement from President Muhammad Buhari.
The president shared his condolences and asked the populace to be more vigilant in the statement released by Senior Special Adviser on Media, Garba Shehu.
The statement reads: “The President extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Adamawa and Kano States respectively.”
“President Buhari reassures Nigerians that his administration is very much determined to wipe out Boko Haram in Nigeria and bring all perpetrators of these heinous crime against humanity to justice.”
“The President urges all Nigerians not to despair in the face of cowardly terrorist attacks but to have confidence in the ability of Nigeria’s reinvigorated, well-equipped and well-motivated Armed Forces and security agencies to overcome Boko Haram very soon.”
“He believes, however, that vigilance is a potential life saver, since security agents cannot be everywhere to deter every planned attack.”
“Citizen’s vigilance will therefore help to reduce the frequency of such attacks.”