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Jonathan Condemns Adamawa, Kano Multiple Bomb Blasts

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

…Hails Neighbouring Joint Offensive Against Terrorists

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned series of terrorist attacks which rocked kano and Adamawa States as well as the kidnap of the Lamido of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon.

The President described as shocking, callous and reprehensible the multiple blasts that erupted in Kano within 24 hours and the persistent invasion by the Boko Haram amidst celebration of Eid el Fitri by the Muslim faithful.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, President Jonathan commiserated with the families of the victims of the blasts and wished the injured quick recovery.

President Jonathan noted that the deployment of young women as suicide bombers represented a new dimension in the bloody attacks by the insurgents and was an indication of utter disregard to the dignity of the female gender as well as a wicked exploitation of the girl-child.

The statement pointed out that the abduction of the Lamido of Kolofata and the wife of the Vice premier of Cameroon underscored the regional security threat which the insurgents’ group represents.

Meanwhile, the President has hailed the resolve by the Defence Ministers of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Benin and Niger to further strengthen existing partnerships in order to forestall the desperate attempt by the militants to turn the sub-region into a “battleground for terrorism and radical extremism”. He urged them to remain undeterred till the war against terrors was won.


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