A Wicked and Dastardly Act
The bomb explosions which occurred near the Ministry of Justice in Abuja, and which claimed several lives are a low, dirty and wicked act of desperation by criminals and murderers who do not wish Nigeria well.
Coming at a time that the world had gathered together to celebrate Nigeria at 50, these bomb attacks are the worst anniversary gifts any nation can get.
Their purpose was to ensure that the celebration at Eagle Square was cancelled by all means. It is sad and unfortunate.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan grieves with the families that have lost loved ones in the incidents. The president shares their consternation and understands their confoundment, as they mourn while the nation celebrates.
The president wants these families to know that their loved ones have not died in vain. Rather they have paid the supreme price for our unity; and in their death, they have watered the tree of our freedom.
To those behind these vicious acts, the president wants you to know that you will be found, and you will pay dearly for this heinous crime.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.