The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned as barbaric and cowardly, Friday night’s bomb attacks in Nyanya and Kuje satellite towns of Abuja.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday said the party was shocked by the news of the gruesome attacks in the two towns, which claimed the lives of citizens going about their normal endeavours.
The party said it is 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.
“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 said.
The PDP however 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.
The party also 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. It 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.