Mark: It’s a need­less war

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Tu­raki A. Has­san

Se­nate Pres­i­dent David Mark has con­demned the Nyanya Mo­tor Park Mon­day bomb­ing that left scores of com­muters dead just as he told the per­pe­tra­tors to re­think “be­cause this is a need­less war”.

A state­ment is­sued by Mr. Kola Olog­bondiyan, spoke­man of the se­na­tor pres­i­dent said: “It is hard to be­lieve that this is hap­pen­ing to us. No mat­ter the anger or grievances in any body’s mind. This war on de­fence­less cit­i­zens is un­called for. This is in­hu­man and unar­guably un­godly”.

Se­na­tor Mark who was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe in­ter­na­tional air­port, Abuja to Ibadan, Oyo state cap­i­tal to at­tend the birth­day of the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Sa­muel Odu­lana Odugade 1 on his 100 years and to also re­ceive a chief­taincy from the monarch made a u-turn in honor of the vic­tims.

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent also called on Se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives to col­lab­o­rate with each other to end the men­ace. Seek for­eign help, Atiku tells Jonathan For­mer Vice Atiku Abubakar has ex­pressed anger and sad­ness at the bomb­ings of Nyanya Bus Park in the sub­urbs of Abuja that left over 70 dead and 216 in­jured on Mon­day.

He also stated that it is time for Nigeria to ac­cept for­eign as­sis­tance with fight­ing ter­ror­ism in the coun­try.

Atiku said this in a state­ment by his me­dia of­fice in Abuja that this need­less blood­let­ting can­not con­tinue un­abated and re­quires new strate­gies to end it.

He de­scribed those be­hind the bomb­ings as evil and cal­lous with no re­gard for the sanc­tity of hu­man life.

He said the lat­est bomb­ings by in­sur­gents should be a wake-up call to all Nige­ri­ans on the im­per­a­tive of end­ing the blame game and work­ing to­gether to end this scourge.

“As a coun­try, we are not do­ing enough of fo­cus­ing on and im­ple­ment­ing so­lu­tions,” the for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent said. “We are all guilty of ex­pend­ing end­less en­ergy on hand­wring­ing and the trad­ing of blame, none of which is able to save lives or change the sta­tus quo.”

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