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Perpetrators of Abuja bomb blast must face the law -Oni


Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni has charged security agencies in the country to fish out perpetrators of the series of bomb blast that rocked the vicinity of Eagle Square, Abuja when the 50 th Independence Anniversary celebration was going on, saying; “perpetrators of such wicked and devilish acts are not worthy of living among sane men.”

Governor Oni, who was speaking in Ado-Ekiti, while playing host to widows in the State as part of the Independence Anniversary and 14 th Year Anniversary of the creation of Ekiti State said those playing politics with the lives of Nigerians should be exposed and brought to justice without further delay.

The governor, who commiserated with the families of victims of the bomb blast said and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who were killed; “The news came to us in Ekiti as a rude shock. It shocked us because we never gave it a thought that some Nigerians could take their hatred for their fatherland to the level of planting bombs to kill their fellow brothers and sisters.

“With the way we are going in this country, time has come for conceited efforts from all of us to bring an end to this reign of madness. Security agencies, the judiciary and indeed all of us must first begin to do what is right before God and men.

“For instance, if people, who committed crimes, are seen to be facing the full wrath of the law, others, who are planning to perpetrate crimes, will have a rethink.

“In Ekiti as I speak, people, who kidnapped and caused the death of a first class monarch, the Attah of Aiyede, Oba Adeleye Orisagbemi College of Education, Ikere's Provost, Dr. Gabriel Popoola and killed three men of the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and others are yet to be brought to justice.

“If God has in His infinite mercies decided to expose those that have for want of political office been disturbing the peace of Ekiti State and it appears they are being shielded from justice, why won't other people be bold to embark on devilish act like the carried out in Abuja yesterday?”

While urging Nigerians to desist from politics of desperation and bitterness, Governor Oni said; “If we must make progress in this country, an end must come to desperation for power. An end must come to this attitude of if I am not the one in power; anything the person who is there does must be destroyed.

“For instance, the 132/33KVA power station initiated 34 years ago has been completed by our administration. Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) is now test running the plant and the result has been tremendous improvement in power supply in Ado-Ekiti, in particular in the State in general.

“However, what are we experiencing just a week after the completion of the project? PHCN installations are now being vandalised ostensible to prevent the gains of the 132/33KVA from getting to the people. Isn't this evil?

“Honestly, this attitude of I must destroy whatever my political opponent, who is in power does must stop and the time to put a stop to it is now.”