PDP, APC Speak On Abuja Bombing

The two major political parties of Nigeria, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have unanimously condemned Friday night’s bomb attacks in Nyanya and Kuje, a suburbs of the nation’s capital, Abuja. 

The national publicity secretaries of both parties, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Chief Olisa Metuh, respectively, spoke on Saturday, October 3.

The PDP expressed shock that is ampliphied by the fact that terrorists stroke less than 24 hours after the nation celebrated its 55th independence anniversary, in a relatively calm and peaceful way.

“The PDP deeply grieves for the continued acts of terrorism, especially in the northern parts of the country, where insurgents are still slaughtering innocent Nigerians almost by the day.

“Indeed, this is not the way to go. We can no longer afford to continue to have our people cut down and slaughtered. We all, as Nigerians, must therefore close ranks and present a common front in support of our government and security forces in the fight against terrorism in our country.

“It is on this note that we restate our support for each and every policy undertaken by the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari aimed at ending insurgency and checking criminal activities in our nation,” the ex ruling party said.

The APC, in its return, said the attacks, as well as other recent ones, are part of the cowardly tactics of the terrorists to focus on soft targets, after the military has succeeded in putting them on the run.

It said the avowed determination of the Buhari administration to crush Boko Haram, which has seen the military recording a string of successes against the terrorists, will not be weakened by these dastardly acts that are nothing but the last kicks of a dying monster.

Both of the political parties commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attacks and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss, wishing a speedy recovery to the survivours.

It would be noted that in its reaction to the bloody attacks the presidency reiterated on its commitment to defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year.

The current death toll of the Abuja bombings is between 15 and 18 people. It may increase, as several victims remain in critical condition.
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