Nigeria’s Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has said that Boko Haram whose members have been bombing and killing innocent Nigerians across many parts of the North is only marking time as it cannot survive for long.
The Vice President who visited the site of the bomb blast, Wednesday, at the Emab Plaza Wuse II and also the injured victims who were admitted at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja today, emphasized that terrorism will never gain ground in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world.
He added that the group cannot also dampen the spirit of Nigerians even as he called on Nigerians to be extra security conscious and vigilant at all times.
“This cowardly and unjust act will be defeated. Evil can never be sustained. Insha Allah, this administration and Mr. President will not leave any stone unturned until we defeat these terrorists. Terrorism cannot survive in Nigeria or in any part of this world.
“We are doing everything possible and exerting every effort to ensure that within the shortest possible time, it will become a thing of the past. I want to assure all Nigerians that the government is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Nigerians and our visitors.”
Sambo sympathized with families of the victims of the bomb blast and appealed to Nigerians to cooperate with security agencies as they tackle crime and criminality in the country.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to be very vigilant and be very observant and report any suspicious act to the security agencies. I want to also urge us to resume our normal duties, our normal services and to cooperate with the administration so that we will jointly succeed in solving this problem.”
The Vice President walk round the site of the bomb blast and visited the injured victims of the bomb blast who are on admition at the Maitama General Hospital.
Vice President Namadi Sambo was accompanied by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Morro, Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and the Minister of State for FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide. Others were the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh and National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).