Senate, Saraki Decry Abuja Bomb Blast
Charge Security Agencies on Spate of Bombing
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, (THEWILL) â€' The Senate on Monday condemned the early morning bomb blast at the Nyanya motor park.
It described the blast, which left scores dead in the sprawling suburb of the Abuja city centre as callous and wickedly.
Former governor of Kwara State Senator Bukola Saraki also condemned the attack even as he called for a joint meeting of leaders from all political divides , religious and opinion leaders to deliberate on the nation's security plight.
A statement by the Senate Spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe in Abuja said the bomb blast, which claimed scores of lives is one incident by the evil minds that should prick Nigeria's collective consciousness.
Senate he said is worried at the dimension the orgy of terrorists attacks and its devilish activities is assuming.
'The Senate bleeds also on the very harrowing fact that innocent lives of Nigerians, whose only sin is to go out to look for their daily bread would be so slaughtered in this manner.
'Senate is still bemoaning the unending massacre of our people in some states in the North East, the latest being the killings in Borno state on Sunday and now this one', he said.
The Senate according to Abaribe is calling on the security agencies to step up their game and be more proactive, because the country cannot continue in this way.
'The blame game should be over, the security agencies must step up their game and be more proactive.
The country is indeed bleeding of the blood of her innocent ones who are daily being cut down by the evil minds.
'Senate therefore, consoles the families of the dead and wish the wounded quick recovery while also urging Nigerians to remain steadfast as the Government intensifies effort to tackle the ugly menace ', he said.
In his condemnation, Senator Saraki said in a statement issued on Monday, 'Yet again, we are faced with another great loss of innocent lives at the hands of terrorists in Nigeria.
'It's baffling and heartbreaking that scores have been feared dead on a Monday morning attack in Nyanya overhead bridge in the outskirt of Abuja; the growing insecurity which has spanned over three years unabated has threatened the unity of the nation, and weaken our socio-economic and political strength.
'It is unfortunate that in the face of this growing insurgencies, the Federal Government has been unable to overcome the challenge and provide adequate and holistic approach to security for the lives and properties of Nigerians.
'Beyond usual promises and consolations to the masses, the Federal Government should improvise and adopt advanced security measures and counter terrorism strategies that can provide adequate security in the nation.
There is an urgent need for political cooperation across the board.
' I call on Mr President to call a joint meeting of leaders from all political divides , religious and opinion leaders to deliberate on the nation's security plight.
'Enough of rhetorics and workshop or summit on security matter.
What we need now is action and commitment.
It is my believe that for the sake of the innocent lives our political resolve must be as strong as the military option.
'I sympathise with the families of those affected and pray Almighty Allah comfort them.
EMMA UCHE, ABUJA