The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the recent bomb attacks in Kuje and Nyanya towns on the outskirts of Abuja as barbaric and cowardly,even as the party condemned the acts in strong terms.
A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, it expressed its shock by the news of the bombings which culminated in the death of no fewer than 15 people.
While noting that the attacks came barely 24 hours Nigeria’s 55th independence anniversary, it said it was time when the citizens and their leaders should renew their faith in Nigeria’ oneness and progress.
“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 every 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 said.
It further urged the Federal Government to focus more on intelligence gathering and direct military actions against terrorism and charged all Nigerians to remain vigilant.