President Jonathan releases statement on Kano bomb blasts

President Goodluck Jonathan has released a statement on the bomb explosion that killed more than 25 people Monday evening.

25 killed as 5 bomb explosions hit bus park in Kano

In the statement signed by presidential spokesman Reuben Abati, the president condemned in strong terms the attacks and reaffirmed government’s commitment to fighting terrorism in the country.

The statement

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condemned in strong terms today’s bomb blasts in Kano. The President said the barbaric incident will not deter the Federal Government from its strong-willed determination to overcome those who do not mean well for this nation. He said the Federal Government will not be stampeded, for any reason whatsoever, into abandoning its unrelenting war against terrorists in the country.

President Jonathan reassured Nigerians and foreigners in the country that the Nigerian Government will continue to do all that is required to ensure the safety of lives and property, including continued collaboration with local and international partners and stakeholders to check the menace of terrorism.

President Jonathan commiserated with the victims of the Kano explosions, their families and friends, and assured the Kano State government of the Federal Government’s continued support.

REUBEN ABATI
Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the President
March 18, 2013

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