April 19, 2024

Kaduna-Abuja Rail Attack: Nigeria Deserves Better Than What Took Place On Monday – Tinubu

Kaduna-Abuja Rail Attack: Nigeria Deserves Better Than What Took Place On Monday – Tinubu

National leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said, Nigeria deserves better than attack that took place on Monday where terrorists bombed 970 passengers onboard Kaduna-Abuja Rail, many passengers lost their lives, while others survived with high degree of injuries.

Asiwaju made this known through a statement he personally signed just after cancelation of the 13th colloquium to mark his 70th birthday in Lagos on Tuesday March 29.

The statement said, in sober realization of the extent of the terror that befell our nation on Monday on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, we reach out to console the families left bereaved as well as those who have been left scarred by the mindless violence.

While we do all we can to give comfort to those in need of it, we must stiffen our resolve and make stronger our response to such atrocities.

Yesterday marked my 70th birthday, a moment intended for celebration. Yet, I cannot celebrate knowing what has happened to so many of our beloved people.

Asiwaju said, earlier yesterday, I stood before the attendees at the annual colloquium held on my birthday, explaining to them, and asking for their understanding, why the event could not proceed given what had happened.

Now, I ask for something further from you, as a show of compassion. I have been informed that many people continued to celebrate my birthday at various events in different locations throughout the day. I appreciate the show of support and affection. However, I must ask that such celebrations stop. Now is not the time.

Additionally, I ask all who can, to join me in donating to the families of the bereaved and to the immediate needs of the wounded and distressed. We are one national family. We must aid our brothers and sisters at this time.

Nigeria deserves better than what took place yesterday, and at other times. Terror and banditry have no place here.

We must eradicate them such that these twin evils have no hold on even a centimetre of our national soil. We must not stop until we realize a better future, a greater, more peaceful Nigeria.

To the bereaved, I offer my thoughts and prayers. To the wounded, may you heal. To the perpetrators, I have nothing to say except that may the justice you face be swift and uncompromising.

In the same vein, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai paid victims of the attack visit in hospital where they are currently receiving treatment and he prayed for their quick recovery.

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