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Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Atiku condemns Jos blasts, calls for all party conference

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Atiku-Abubakar21By Lawrance Olaoye

Former Vice-President Atiku has described the persistent terrorist bomb attacks in the country as the greatest enemy to the peace and unity of Nigeria.

The former Vice President also advocated for an all party conference aimed at forging a united approach to dealing with the spate of insecurity in the country.

Reacting to the latest bomb blast in Jos, which reportedly killed 118 persons and in Kano, where five were killed, the former Vice President said in a press statement in Abuja issued by his media office, that the persistent terrorist violence against innocent people was embarrassing and intolerable.

He, however, advised Nigerians not to despair and succumb to terrorists’ blackmail, which is aimed at paralyzing the country with fear and hopelessness, and ultimately turning Nigerians against one another.

Atiku advised Nigerians not to play into the terrorists’ hands by letting themselves provoked into fighting each other or one another.

The former VP also called on politicians to be united in condemning terrorist violence against innocent people, adding that terrorists enjoy dividing public opinion in order to justify their atrocities.

He condoled with the people, the families of the victims and the governments of Plateau, Kano and Borno states over the tragic loss of lives.


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