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Buhari condemns Kano, Yobe bombings, calls for vigilance

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Abuja, Nigeria, 25 Feb 2015: Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest bombings in Yobe and Kano states in which scores of innocent people were killed and many more injured.

A statement issued by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) quoted General Muhammadu Buhari as regretting that the latest Yobe bomb blast comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the Buni Yadi terrorist attack which killed dozens of innocent students of a Federal Government College in their sleep.

The statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APCPCO, Malam Garba Shehu said it deeply regrets the frequency with which terrorists are destroying the lives of innocent people.

According to the statement, a situation where terrorists get bolder with every passing day calls for serious reflection and concern.

The statement said while the party's presidential campaign commends the efforts and sacrifices of our counter-terrorism forces, there is the need for greater vigilance and new strategies.

While recognising the complexity of terrorism and its peculiar challenges, APC Presidential Campaign called for more and tougher strategies, adding that a situation where the criminals outsmart the system is disturbing.

It called on the Federal Government to take proactive steps to stem the frequency with which the terrorists or suicide bombers penetrate security cordon and checkpoints with maximum ease and strike their targets with extreme cruelty.

The APC Presidential Campaign said it is concerned about the effects of frequent terrorists' attacks on the psyche of the ordinary citizens, who may give in to despair that the government lacks the capacity to protect them.

On the issue of vigilance, the APC Presidential Campaign called on Nigerians to show interest in the activities or movements of suspicious people around them.

The statement observed that the carefree attitude of some Nigerians to security threats around them might be part of the reasons terrorists move freely and mingle with law-abiding citizens.

It said the terrorists exploit the indifference of the citizens to ultimately harm them, adding that security is a collective responsibility.

Garba Shehu
Directorate of Media and Publicity
APC Presidential Campaign Organisation
Plot 781 Herbert Macaulay Way
Central Area
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