The Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has expressed concerns over the attacks on local communities in Borno and Adamawa States, describing it as senseless.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Turaki Hassan, Mr. Dogara said the recent attacks on Dalori and Gombi were crimes against God and humanity.
He said “I am deeply touched by the number of deaths from the recent terrible attack on Dalori on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state capital by the murderous Boko Haram insurgents and spate of bombings in Adamawa State over the past days. This is one attack too many. The spate of killings and destruction of property by blood-thirsty terrorists is inhuman and a reminder to us all on the need to work together to defeat terrorism.”
The Speaker condemned the attack as the handiwork of heartless, godless and barbaric terrorists who are all out to shatter the relative peace that is returning to the North East.
“It is yet another desperate attempt by the insurgents to instill fear in the minds of Nigerians at a time they are facing imminent defeat in the hands of Nigerian security forces. I wish to express my heartfelt condolence to the victims’ families, the government and people of Borno and Adamawa states over this dastardly acts.” the Speaker added.
While commending the ongoing efforts of the security forces to root out the insurgents, Mr. Dogara urged them to push on as victory is near.
He also called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the restoration of peace in the country saying that, “with God victory is certain”.
The Speaker further reiterated the commitment of the National Assembly to provide all necessary support in terms of funding to the armed forces to prosecute the war to a logical end.