Friday, July 17

Nigerians condemn Damaturu blasts

Some Nigerians have expressed shock over the bomb blasts that rocked Damaturu, the Yobe capital, on Friday, leaving many casualities in its trail.

The respondents, in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, described the incident as unfortunate, adding that it had ruined the celebratory mood across the land.

One of the respondents, Mr Musa Salihu, while condemning the act, described the bombing of innocent citizens on a day millions of Muslims faithful across the world were in celebration as a dastardly act that must attract the rebuke of all peace-loving Nigerians.

“These acts of violence against innocent citizens are an unwarranted affront on our collective safety and freedom; Nigerians must stand as one.

“The reason I went out to vote was for the peace of Nigeria; I am not saying the President is slow at his duty but, I am saying that he should have a better idea to curb the violence.”

In her reaction, Mrs Mario Aliyu, expressed her condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the attacks.

“I am surprised that we still have the problem of Boko haram in Nigeria; last sallah, I and my family were almost victims.

“There is the need for the Federal Government to reassure all Nigerians of its determination to bring to justice all the perpetrators of today’s acts of violence,” Aliyu said.

Mr Dada Olayiwola condemned the blast, saying that “the jihadist group that wants to create an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria are enemies of the country.”

“Nigerians must understand the game they are playing and they will fail because nobody can divide us in this country.” he said

NAN recalls that the bomb occurred in the Gwange area as the Muslim faithful prepared to go to the Eid ground for prayers. (NAN)

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