|Scene Of Recent Bomb Blast In Jos; Photo Credit: AFP|
The Pan-Yoruba Socio-political Organization, Afenifere has condemned the latest bomb blasts at the Jos Terminus Market which have reportedly claimed close to 200 lives describing it as a ferocious war against our humanity .
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr Yinka Odumakin said the explosions the very day the Nigerian Senate extended the emergency rule in three North East states which are the headquarters of insurgency that have rocked the country in in the last three years is a sign the prosecutors of this war are far more determined than we we are ready to admit.
"The scope, spread .preciseness and timing of these ruthless and devastate ting attacks clearly suggest this is a carefully planned and orchestrated war by sophisticated forces using the Boko Haram as a franchise. It is clear this is a war for the soul of Nigeria and the coordinators do not care how many lives it takes for them to achieve their devilish objective" said the statement.
Afenifere challenges the Federal Government to move beyond condemnation of these attacks and unmask the sponsors of those dastardly acts:
"We cannot continue to bury the dead, sympathizing with the wounded and waiting for where the next bomb will explode. We restate again that we do not want to accept that there are no security inklings as to those enabling this murderous outfit. Why is it so difficult to unmask them and wait for heavens to fall? How long shall we wait for them to harvest innocent souls in this atrocious war? We know how long it took America to get Osama Bin Ladin but it can't be that difficult to move against the sponsors of terror so as to cut off their supplies" said the group.
Afenifere says the sophistication of Boko Haram operations clearly show that its activities are fully backed by forces that can be traced:
"In a country where residents of the best cities find Internet access very difficult, Shekau who is supposed to be in some forests loads 50-minutes-video on YouTube at the drop of the hat. Are we being told there is no IP address for all his Internet operations?"
Afenifere calls on all Nigerians to have a proper focus for the outrage against this terror war:
"While we commend all the #Bring Back the Girls protests, we must point out that the message should go from the symptoms to the disease. The abduction of the girls is just one of the many faces of this terror .An almost equal number of the Chibok girls must have been wiped out in Jos yesterday, do we now start #Bring Back The Dead?.The campaign must be holistic and the overall goal should be ending this reign of terror that the Boko Haram terrorists are foisting on us. We must do this before they precipitate a war of everyone against everybody"
The statement finally commiserates with all families that are bereaved in this latest terror attacks and prays that the Almighty God grants them the fortitude to bear the losses and our leaders the strength and courage to do the needful to arrest this dangerous careering to the precipice.
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