Bomb Blast: Jonathan orders investigation into attack on Kano mosque


President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered full scale investigation into bomb attacks on the Central Mosque in Kano that left scores of worshipers dead and over a hundred injured on Friday.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Jonathan, according to the statement, reiterated the determination of the Federal Government to put an end to the reprehensible acts of all groups and persons involved in terrorism.

President-Goodluck-Jonathan-blastThe statement stressed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestation was a despicable and unjustifiable threat to the society.

It extended Jonathan’s heartfelt condolences to the people and government of Kano State over the attacks.

“President Goodluck Jonathan commiserates with all the families who lost their loved ones.

“The President calls on relief agencies and medical personnel to deploy every possible effort to assist the injured.

“He also enjoins the general public to heed the call for the donation of blood by the hospitals where the injured are being treated.

“The President further directed the security agencies to launch a full scale investigation and to leave no stone unturned until all agents of terror undermining the right of every citizen to life and dignity, are tracked down and brought to justice.

“Terrorism in all its forms and manifestation is a despicable and unjustifiable threat to our society.

“Government will continue to take steps to put an end to the reprehensible acts of all groups and persons involved in acts of terrorism.’’
The statement called on all Nigerians not to despair in this moment of great trial in the nation’s history but to remain united to confront the common enemy.

“The president is confident that no terrorist act against fellow citizens will destroy the Nigerian spirit to remain positive, resolute and united in the quest for lasting peace and security in the country.’’

It appealed to all Nigerians to remain vigilant and cooperate actively with security agencies to win the ongoing war against terrorism. (NAN)


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