ACF, CAN condemn bomb blasts in Kano

Northern socio-political group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, has described the bomb blasts in Kano as shocking.

Bomb blasts in Kano

The group, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Anthony Sani, on Monday said the attack was uncalled for.

It stated, “The attacks at the New Road, Kano Motor Park, Sabon Gari, today is shocking and uncalled, for, considering the pleas by Nigerians and governments that those engaged in violent killings for purpose of addressing their concerns should lay their arms and embrace constructive dialogue.

On his part, a civil rights activist, Mallam Shehu Sani, said the blast was a sign that government was incapable of protecting the lives and property of its citizens.

He added that government should commence meaningful dialogue with aggrieved parties without delay

Executive Director, Civil Societies Legislative and Advocacy Centre, Auwual Musa, said the Kano blasts were condemnable.

Musa, in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents, said, “All of these security challenges are diversionary. Insane corruption by successive administrations is responsible for what we are seeing now.

“Sadly, like it or not, there are those who are profiting from this mindless bloodletting, they will answer to God almighty on the day of judgment.

“The bomb blast in Kano today is condemnable and an act against God and all humanity.”

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria has reacted to the killing, saying it exposed the hypocrisy of those canvassing amnesty for Boko Haram members.

The association also called for the intervention of the international community to “deal with suspects once and for all.”

The Public Relations Officer of CAN in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, Mr. Sunny Oibe, who stated this in an interview with one of Punch correspondents, alleged that 90 per cent of politicians in the North were members of the sect.

He said, “We commiserate with families of the people who lost their loved ones and they should take solace in the God, who is going to fight on their behalf.

“The latest attack has exposed the hypocrisy of the people calling for amnesty for Boko Haram members. It is surprising that they are demanding amnesty for people, who have been killing innocent citizens on daily basis.

“We are sad about it and the latest attack goes to show that they are not ready for any ceasefire. All the people calling for amnesty are part of these problems because they are shielding these people and almost 90 percent of core northern politicians are members of this Boko Haram.”

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