4th October, 2010
Vice-President Namadi Sambo has described the Friday bomb blast that killed many peopleÂ in Abuja as â€œa wicked act of terrorism.â€
Sambo stated this on Sunday when he visited the victims of the blast at the NationalÂ Hospital and the Maitama General Hospital in Abuja.
He said:â€˜This is a very sad and unfortunate occurrence, it is a wicked act and clearlyÂ this is a terrorist act.â€
He refuted claims that the act was orchestrated by the people of the Niger Delta, sayingÂ â€œtoday we have a President who is from the Niger Delta.
â€œHe is a patriotic Nigerian, somebody that has put the development of the country,Â including the Niger Delta as the most important programme of this administration.
â€œFor anybody to claim it is Niger Delta, it is not true. This is a clear terrorist act.â€
Sambo further promised that the perpetrators would be brought to book and face the fullÂ wrath of the law.
â€œAs the President has said, the perpetrators will be apprehended and they will face theÂ law,â€ he added.
He assured Nigerians of the administrationâ€™s commitment to the protection of all theÂ people,and urged Nigerians to go on their normal businesses.
â€œWe will continue to have normalcy and development in this country,â€ he emphasised.
The vice-president commiserated with each of the victims, and prayed to God to grant themÂ quick recovery and continue to protect the country against terrorism.