follow url By Balogun Alabi,
The Former Vice President and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has expressed grief over death of victims involved in suicide bomb attack carried out by four female suspected suicide bombers which occurred in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Atiku described the consecutive bomb blast in the state as disturbing, as well as, commented that increasing cases of girls being used as suicide bombers was alarming.
He added that the teenage girls who were used as suicide bomber were meant to mothers, teachers and scientists of the future, and not been used to carry out extremist ideologies.
The former Vice President noted that the Boko Haram group was still threat to the lives and property of Nigerians, especially those in the North-East region of the country.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Atiku urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to security agencies nearest to them.
He encouraged members of public to be determined and ensure that the issue of insurgency was eradicated by supporting security agencies.
“We are all in this together. We must work closely with security operatives on ground to make sure that our land is secure and our lives are safe.
“I pray to God for a peaceful repose of the dead and fortitude to their bereaved families and friends,” he said.
In a related development, the former Vice President condemned killing of two policemen and abduction of two foreigners along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on Tuesday.
Atiku noted that the kidnap was a criminal act, and that it was equally act of sabotage against the national economy.
“Kidnapping drives away foreign investors. It drives away corporate and individual donors from engaging in humanitarian missions and the gross effect of it leaves a debilitating effect on the health of the national economy,” he said.