President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Friday’s bomb attack at Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Yola, Adamawa State, which killed no fewer than seven IDPs, including five children.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued in Abuja, said Buhari described the attack as “heinous and cowardly act.”
It said the president directed relevant authorities to take adequate measures to forestall future recurrence of such incident.
The statement reads: “We must not let the desperate and evil-minded criminals have any respite.
“There is now an urgent need for all to be vigilant by paying utmost attention to security issues at all levels – home, work, market, places of worship, schools, etc.
“To defeat terrorism, all hands round the clock is called for, and to feed the country’s security agents with vital information to preempt and prevent crimes so as to forestall further insurgent activities.’’
It said the President noted that the terrorists were bent on causing fear and panic among the populace by detonating bombs within soft spots where hapless citizens reside.
The statement added that President Buhari urged members of the public not to be deterred but rise in unison to root out whatever was left of the terrorists in their midst.