The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned, in the strongest terms possible, Friday’s senseless attack on innocent worshippers at the central mosque in Kano, saying terrorism will never prevail no matter how long it takes.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the attack has again confirmed what it (APC) has always believed: that terrorism is an attack on our nationhood and the way we live.
“Every attack against innocent people, including women and children, or those who are performing or pursuing their commitment to their God or faith, is a cowardly and senseless victimization and exploitation of vulnerability.
“The fabric and character of our people, whether in Kano or anywhere else across the nation, are stronger than this attack on our collective humanity. Our resolve as a nation will always overcome evil and any assault on how we live and practice our respective faith.
“APC stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Kano and all the affected families at this difficult time. We pray that God will grant repose to the soul of those who were killed in the blast, while also wishing all those who were injured in the attack a speedy recovery. We urge all citizens to demonstrate the Nigerian spirit of compassion and strength of character by providing succour and support to one another”, it said.
The opposition party also commended the security agencies for their continued sacrifice in the fight against insurgency, despite the fact that they are working in very difficult circumstances, characterized by insufficient equipment and support that could serve as a great morale booster.
“We want you to know that your work and sacrifices secure our nation and, for that, you will never be forgotten. Together we will get through this”, the party said.
Mr. Mohammed also reiterated the APC’s resolve to work with the Federal Government, in a bipartisan manner, in all genuine efforts to fight terrorism, to better secure our nation and to provide support and succour for the long-suffering people of Nigeria.