Uche Chukwumerije, the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial Zone, has criticized the fresh raids by Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast, alarming that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war within the short space of time.
The Senator reacted to Tuesday’s bomb attack in Maiduguri, Borno State, where between 30 and 60 people were feared killed.
Chukwumerije, who also called for restraint among the political class as they seek for power in the 2015 general election, said that hurling of abuses on the Nigeria’s leaders all in the attempt at getting power at all cost is competent for crashing the political process.
The chairman Senate Committee on Education told journalists in Abuja that Tuesday’s attack was one too many and a sign that evil men are working incessantly to truncate the next year general election.
He said: “In Maiduguri earlier this week, two young girls in their prime, against their wishes were forced to detonate bombs that claimed lives of many Nigerians. Similar attacks have also been witnessed in the recent past, in a renewed attempt to frustrate the general election.
“But more than ever, Nigerians across the regions are determined to take their destiny into their hands. No amount of intimidation by these agents of darkness can disunite Nigeria again. We fought a 30- month civil war and the imprints are still there. Nigerians are determined never to witness a civil war experience again.”
Suicide attacks by two female bombers at a crowded market in northern Nigeria’s Maiduguri city have killed between 30 and 60 people, medical officials say.
One teenage girl blew herself up first and as people gathered to help victims, the second girl detonated herself, witnesses say.
No group has said it carried out the attacks, but the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected.