In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Tuesday, Jonathan said he shared the grief of families that lost loved ones in the bombings.
A bomb, today, ripped through the hub of a major transport service used to be run by the Kano State government. Another blast at a crowded bus station in Potiskum, Yobe state led to the death of 18 people. These came just two days after a suicide bomb attack led to the death of 5 persons at the GSM market in Potiskum.
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan condemns the reversion by the terrorist group, Boko Haram to the callous bombing of soft targets in parts of Nigeria in the wake of the ongoing rapid recovery by gallant Nigerian troops and their multinational allies of areas formerly controlled by the sect.
“President Jonathan commiserates with all families who have lost loved ones in the bombings which continued today with attacks on Kano and Potiskum,” the statement reads.
“The President shares the grief of all the bereaved families and is deeply saddened by the continued loss of many innocent lives at the hands of misguided and desperate fanatics who are now feeling the heat of the intense counter –insurgency operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces.”
He assured Nigerians and the people of the North-Eastern states that the days of mourning victims of incessant terrorist attacks in the country will soon be over as the tide has now definitely turned against Boko Haram.
He further assured Nigerians that the gallant, courageous and patriotic officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, supported with new platforms, equipment and logistics provided by the Federal Government will successfully drive out terrorists and end insurgency in the country as soon as possible.
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