The perpetrators of the bloody twin explosion in the capital city of Plateau State, Jos, have been described by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the greatest enemies of peace and unity in Nigeria.
This has been contained in the message, signed by the office of the ex VP in Abuja and published on Atiku’s official Facebook page on May 21, 2014, Wednesday.
Atiku mentioned that the rising wave of violence, including but not limited to terrorist attacks in Jos, Kano, Abuja, Borno State and others, were embarrassing for the whole nation and could not be tolerated.
The former VP suggested calling an all party conference, which may help to form a unified approach in tackling insecurity in Nigeria.
Atiku urged Nigerians to remain strong and fearless, reminded that the aim of the terrorists was to turn Nigerians against each other. The society must resist such acts of “deliberate provocation”, which are destroying all the positive achievements of Nigeria, since its amalgamation and independence.
He also reminded that the members of the public have to be extremely cautious, to report about suspicious activities, objects or vehicles to the authorities.
The ex VP advised the politicians and stakeholders to unite against violence, condoled with governments and the people in the Nigerian states affected by terrorism over hundreds of lost lives.
It would be noted that similar rhetoric has been noted in the condemning statements by President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Jonah Jang, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode and others.