Chris Steven, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the Friday night bomb attacks in Kuje and Nyanya areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja which left scores dead and several injured describing the attacks as barbaric and cowardly.
This was as the party also expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy aimed at ending insurgency and checking criminal activities in the country.
PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh expressed shock at the news of the gruesome attacks
in the two towns, which claimed the lives of citizens going about their normal endeavours.
The opposition PDP said it was particularly pained that the senseless and wicked attacks came just 24 hours after the nation celebrated its 55th independence anniversary, when the citizens and their leaders renewed their faith in the oneness and progress of the nation.
It said: “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 party urged government officials to do less of talking and pay more attention to issues of intelligence gathering, as well as social and direct military actions against terrorism.
PDP called on Nigerians to remain vigilant and continue to support and pray for the security forces as they risk their lives to ensure the safety of other citizens.
The party however 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.