PDP Postpones Kano Assembly Primaries Over Mosque Bombing


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has postponed its state House of Assembly primaries in Kano State, slated for Saturday due the bomb attacks on Kano Central Mosque on Friday.

This is contained in a statement issued by Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Friday.

The statement, which described the bomb attacks as very painful, said the party was grief-stricken when it received the news.

It stated that the gruesome attacks claimed the lives of innocent citizens worshiping at the mosque.

This, it said, was callous especially considering that the victims were harmless Nigerians offering prayers to the Almighty God.

“Indeed, our hearts ache for our brothers and sisters who were slaughtered in this horrible attack.

“We grieve for the bereaved, especially those who have been widowed and orphaned today.

“`We share in their sorrows and pray that those behind this atrocious act must not escape justice”, the statement said.

It said victims of the incessant attacks in the country were productive citizens making useful contributions to the growth and development of the nation.

The statement called on those behind the attacks to have a rethink and embrace peace.

It stated that the nation would have been a better place if the human and material resources and the time and energy wasted as a result of security challenges were channelled towards national development.

The statement urged citizens not to lose faith but to continue to remain vigilant and co-operate with the government and security agencies to find lasting solution to the security challenges.

It prayed God to comfort the bereaved and bring enduring peace to the nation



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