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These terror attacks are not about ideology but evil forces — President Buhari on Abuja bombings

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the reasons for the attack in separate locations in Abuja, last Friday, were evil and not ideologically-motivated.

In a personal statement by him, issued in Abuja, Saturday, President Buhari, who described the recent terror attacks in Abuja, Borno and Adamawa, as ‘cowardly’, stressed that they ’expose the real face of the planners and perpetrators of these crimes.’

“What quarrel do they have with the good people of Nyanya Motor Park? What issue do they have with innocent people in market places in Maiduguri, Yola and Kuje?

“It is clear this battle is not ideological. It is between the forces of peace and order and the evil forces of murder and destruction,’’ he said.

Buhari, however, stated that security forces and other local authorities had been instructed to maintain extra vigilance to forestall future attacks. Just as he reiterated the determination of his administration to stamp out Boko Haram and all other terrorists of whatever persuasions and bring all sponsors to justice.

Disclosing that the armed forces have been empowered to crush what remains of Boko Haram, the President condoled with the families of the dead and prayed for the speedy recovery of those who sustained injuries as a result of the attacks.

It would be recalled that multiple bomb attacks were carried out by suspected members of Boko Haram sect at the busy Kuje Main Market, a nearby police station and Jikwoyi Motor Park, Nyanya, Friday evening.

Nearly 20 people, including the suspected suicide bombers, were reported killed in the attacks, while properties worth millions were also destroyed in the incidents.

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