The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has called for restraint to avoid further bloodletting in the country, urging leaders of thought to urgently come together to seek peace and unity in order to prevent anarchy following the bombing of the Kano motor park.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the party said: “As things stand, the federal government possesses neither the vision nor the capacity to confront the worsening acts of terrorism in the country.”
It added: “As we commiserate with the victims of this senseless act and their families, we will like to say that this is the time for sober reflection and restraint; and that all leaders of thought must urgently come together, formally or informally, to avert a national calamity that will not spare anyone, whether or not they are members of the Boko Haram sect.”
The party said all religious, ethnic and political leaders must start by preaching restraint in their domains, to prevent the impending conflagration being planned by the fundamentalists.
ACN blamed Jonathan for the escalation of terror in the country, which it attributed to his comments during his visit to Borno and Yobe States.