Kano bomb blasts: My heart bleeds – Atiku

Source: pointblanknews.com

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the latest bomb blasts

at the Kano Central Mosque on Friday, November 28, 2014.

The former Vice President also condemned previous bomb blasts in Kontagora

(Niger) and Maiduguri, capital of Borno.
In a statement in Abuja by his media office, the former Vice President

said he was devastated personally by the frequency and brutality of

terrorist attacks on innocent people, adding that this ceaseless violence

achieves nothing.
According to him, the attacks on mosques, churches, schools, bus stations,

markets, shopping plazas and other heavy human targets, defy the teachings

of all known religions of the world.
The former Vice President said his heart always bleeds at this senseless

violence, adding that it was high time the Boko Haram terrorists abandoned

violence and embraced peace once and for all.
While calling on Nigerians to be more vigilant and share human

intelligence, he at the same time called on the country's security forces

to be ahead of the terrorists with better strategies.

While acknowledging that terrorism is a relatively new security challenge,

he said more efforts are needed to improve detection of terrorists before

they reach their targets.
He called for rigorous public education to help ordinary Nigerians

identify suicide bombers before they reach their intended targets.

He regretted that many ordinary Nigerians behave indifferently in the

presence of terrorists because they lack trained eyes to detect

The former Vice President, while commending the sacrifices of our security

forces, called for faster and more rigorous response to terrorist threats.

He explained that the ease with which terrorists break through security

He expressed his condolences to the people and government of Kano State,

Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Kano Emirate and the families of all

those who may have been killed in the heinous attacks in Kano, Kontagora

and Maiduguri.
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