Friday, December 31, 2010

Abuja Bomb Blast: A Condemnable Act of Terror - Dele Momodu

Just as Nigerians were bracing up to the shock of the multiple bomb blasts in Jos last week closely followed by reports of violence in Yenagoa and Ibadan, news of a bomb blast inside the Sani Abacha Barracks in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on the eve of the new year has once again thrown our nation into grief and mourning. Unconfirmed media reports say casualty figures are on the high side.

The new year eve's bombing of the Abacha Barracks in Abuja, leading to the loss of innocent Nigerian lives is totally condemnable.

I sympathize with the families of Nigerians whose loved ones were affected by this deplorable act of violence and terror. I once again use this opportunity to call upon the government in Abuja to act speedily to restore calm and order to the capital city as fear and panic have begun to spread among law-abiding citizens.

I hope that all relevant security agencies will stop at nothing to bring the perpetrators of this recent horrible act to justice.

Presidential Aspirant
National Conscience Party (NCP).