The member representing Abia North Senatorial District, Senator Uche Chukwumerije has condemned the renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast, warning that Nigeria cannot afford to experience another civil war within the short space of time.
The senator was reacting to Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack at the popular Monday market in Maiduguri, Borno State where about 35 people were reportedly killed.
Chukwumerije, who also called for moderation among the political class ahead of next year’s general election, said that hurling of abuses on the nation’s leaders all in the attempt at getting power at all cost is capable of derailing the political process.
The chairman Senate Committee on Education told journalists in Abuja that Tuesday’s attack was one too many and a sign that evil men are working tirelessly to truncate the 2015 general election.
He said: “In Maiduguri earlier this week, two young girls in their prime, against their wishes were forced to detonate bombs that claimed lives of many Nigerians. Similar attacks have also been witnessed in the recent past, in a renewed attempt to frustrate the general election.
“But more than ever, Nigerians across the regions are determined to take their destiny into their hands. No amount of intimidation by these agents of darkness can disunite Nigeria again. We fought a 30- month civil war and the imprints are still there. Nigerians are determined never to witness a civil war experience again”.