The Presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has expressed his disgust and grief over the latest terrorist suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri which left no fewer than 54 people dead, saying that his administration when voted into power “would confront this insecurity problem with determination and remarkable zeal.”
The APC’s presidential candidate’s views was contained in a condolence message he issued through his media campaign committee, in Abuja, on Monday.
He said the frequency with which terrorists destroy lives and property embarrassed him beyond measure, and that tackling such indiscriminate violence would be on top of priorities once elected into office.
The message quoted him as saying, terrorist violence has achieved nothing good for anybody and that “his administration would confront this insecurity problem with determination and remarkable zeal.”
According to the message, Buhari explained that nothing can justify this endless and brutal terrorist violence targeted at innocent people, which has also destroyed the economic and social life of the people in areas where terrorists are notoriously active.
It partly read, “General Muhammadu Buhari, however, called for increased vigilance among the people. He said the ease with which suicide bombers blend with law-abiding citizens and reach their targets undetected is disturbing.
“He explained that majority of the people have no idea about the features and characteristics of suicide bombers, and cannot, therefore, identify such killers in their company.”
The statement also extended Buhari’s condolences to the families of the victims of the latest terrorist attacks on Maiduguri.
He equally condoled the families of the recent violence in Rivers State in which some unidentified gunmen attacked and killed an APC supporter in the state. He said violence benefits nobody and, instead, it sets back the progress of the country.