Abuja Blast: Terrorism cannot survive in Nigeria - Sambo

Namadi Sambo

Vice-president Namadi Sambo

Vice-president Namadi Sambo
Vice-president Namadi Sambo

Vice President Namadi Sambo has stressed that perpetrators of evil cannot dampen the spirit of Nigerians with their evil acts and that terror will never gain ground in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world.

The Vice President stated this on Thursday, when he visited the site of the bomb blast at the EMAB Plaza Wuse II and also the injured victims who were admitted at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja.

Sambo, while condoling the families of the victims of the bomb blast charged Nigerians to be extra security conscious and vigilant, appealing for cooperation with security agencies as they tackle crime and criminality in the country.

“This cowardly and unjust act will be defeated. Evil can never be sustained. This administration and Mr. President will not leave any stone unturned until we defeat these terrorists. Terrorism cannot survive in Nigeria or in any part of this world.

“We are doing everything possible and exerting every effort to ensure that within the shortest possible time it will become a thing of the past. I want to assure all Nigerians that the government is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Nigerians and visitors.”

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Sambo enjoined all Nigerians to be very vigilant. “We have to be very observant and report any suspicious act to the security agencies. I want to also urge us to resume our normal duties, our normal services and to cooperate with the administration so that we will jointly succeed in solving this problem.”

The Vice President after inspecting the site of the bomb blast later visited the injured victims affected by the bomb blast admitted at the Maitama General Hospital, he gave all the injured victims and the families that lost their loved ones words of encouragement.

He was also briefed by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Suleiman Abba, on the police preliminary investigations.

Arc Sambo was accompanied by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Minister of the FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Morro, Minister of State Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and the Minister of State, FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide.

Others were the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd.), among others.