Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has described the dawn bomb attack on a bus station in Nyanya, Abuja, as “the height of depravity and inhumanity.”
Ekweramdu, who further said the incident was “blood-chilling and unjustifiable,” condemned the wanton waste of lives and negative profiling of the country by those only means of engagement were violence, bloodletting, and extremism.
Reacting from Washington DC, the United States of America, where he had travelled to deliver a paper at the Johns Hopkins University, he said the collective will of the nation would never be broken and urged Nigerians to stand against the forces of darkness.
In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Uche Anichukwu, he said: “This is a very somber moment for the nation and my heart goes out to the entire nation, especially the dead, the injured, their friends and family members.
“However, one thing is sure, Nigeria is winning and will certainly come out victorious as the forces of divisiveness, extremism, darkness, blood-letting, and insurgency would never triumph over the forces of light and national unity, peace, and prosperity.
“The nation must stand together against these blood guzzlers and enemies of state, nature, and sound reasoning. Our collective will, to completely snatch our nation and destiny from the jaws of this insanity and barbarism must never waver, just as our socio-cultural orientations that uphold the sanctity of life and the intrinsic dignity in the human person must never be surrendered to the ungodly.”
He urged Nigerians to rally round the security agencies to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book and put a final stop to acts of terrorism in the country.