ACF, Atiku Abubakar Condemn Kano Suicide Bombing

Former Vice President

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna.Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Rage and condemnations have continued to trail Friday’s multiple explosions that occurred in Kano Central Mosque, which killed over 200 hundred people and left over a hundred others injured.

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, a northern Nigeria socio-cultural group expressed shock and disbelief over the bomb explosions, describing it as “wicked, callous and barbaric.”

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim, ACF said, the recent bomb explosions in Yola, Maiduguri, Azare, Kontagora and other towns in the North by insurgents are very disturbing and worrisome.

ACF said: “This insecurity situation that have engulfed the North is a clear manifestation of Federal Government’s inability to protect the people as intelligence and equipment required to contain the situation appears lacking.

It urged the people of Kano in particular to exercise some restrain, remain calm and avoid taking the law into their hands or blamed innocent people that have lived with them peacefully.

“We equally call upon the people to unite and protect themselves through intelligence sharing with security agencies and community leaders,” the statement added.


Also, former Vice President and All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, has condemned Friday’s blasts at the Kano Central Mosque.

In a statement in Abuja by his media office, Mr. Garba Shehu, Atiku expressed worry about the blast, saying he was devastated personally by the frequency and brutality of terrorist attacks on innocent people, adding that this ceaseless violence achieves nothing.

The former Vice President said, the attacks on mosques, churches, schools, bus stations, markets, shopping plazas and other heavy human targets, defy the teachings of all known religions of the world.

He called on the Boko Haram insurgents to abandoned violence and embraced peace once and for all, adding that attacks in Kontagora and Maiduguri, are condemnable acts.