North­ern govs con­demn Abuja ex­plo­sion, urge vig­i­lance

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

The North­ern States Gov­er­nors Fo­rum (NSGF) has con­demned Mon­day’s bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, say­ing there is no ba­sis for the ac­tion.

Chair­man of the fo­rum and Gover­nor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Ba­bangida Aliyu, in a state­ment yes­ter­day ex­pressed con­do­lences to fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, say­ing no griev­ance can jus­tify such act against de­fence­less cit­i­zens.

The fo­rum called for vig­i­lance, say­ing se­cu­rity should not be left to govern­ment. “The is­sue of se­cu­rity should not be left to govern­ment alone. All hands must be on deck to stop the ac­tiv­i­ties of ter­ror­ists which have left hun­dreds of in­no­cent Nige­ri­ans ei­ther dead or wounded”, the state­ment said.

It urged se­cu­rity agencies not to be dis­cour­aged by the ac­tiv­i­ties of ter­ror­ists, not­ing that the na­tion would for­ever re­main grate­ful to the mil­i­tary and other se­cu­rity agencies for the suc­cesses recorded so far in the war against ter­ror. The gov­er­nors prayed God to grant the souls of the de­ceased eter­nal rest and mem­bers of their fam­i­lies the for­ti­tude to bear the losses.

PHOTO: SANI MAIKATANGA

Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan (mid­dle) dancing to mu­sic sup­plied by Sani Danja,

dur­ing the for­mal ac­cep­tance

of for­mer Kano State gover­nor, Malam Ibrahim Sheka­rau, to PDP in Kano

yes­ter­day.

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