Monday, December 26, 2011

Buhari: This is Dastardly

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Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

 From Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
Former Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has condemned “in the strongest terms” the series of bombings that took place in four states in Nigeria on the day Christmas is being celebrated across the world.

In a statement issued by Buhari's spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the former head of state described the bombing of churches in Suleja and Jos; the SSS office in Yobe State and another location in Adamawa State as dastardly acts.

“Buhari commiserates with all those who have lost their loved ones in these heinous acts of terror and prays that the Almighty would grant them the fortitude to bear their irreparable losses,” he said.

He called on all people of goodwill to condemn these occurrences that had sent sorrows to many families in a festive season.

“Bombing other human beings to death at any time is callous. It becomes much more reprehensible on a Christmas day and all
lovers of peace must condemn these gruesome acts and demand that the perpetrators be fished out and brought to book,” he said.
He is however worried about the seeming mute indifference of the Nigerian authorities to these unfortunate incidents.

“How on earth would the Vatican and the British authorities speak before the Nigerian government on attacks within Nigeria that have led to the deaths of our citizens? This is clearly a failure of leadership at a time the government needs to assure the people of the capacity to guarantee the safety of lives and property," he added.

He called on the Nigerian government to rise up to the challenge of security in the country and not to believe that “it is just about voting almost a quarter of the budget to security”.

“You can devote the entire budget to security and there won't be any result if there is no competence in leadership to know what to do at the right time," he said.
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