Dogara Tasks Armed Forces on Victory over Boko Haram
….condoles with Borno, Adamawa over Dalori attack, bomb blast
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that he is deeply touched by the killing of scores of people in Borno and Adamawa states. In a statement issued by Turaki Hassan, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, the Speaker described the killings as “senseless crimes against God and humanity.”
“I am deeply touched by the number of deaths from the recent terrible attack on Dalori on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state, by the murderous Boko Haram insurgents and spate of bombings in Adamawa State over the past days.”
“This is one attack too many. The spate of killings and destruction of property by blood-thirsty terrorists is inhuman and a reminder to us all on the need to work together to defeat terrorism. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms as the handiwork of heartless, Godless and barbaric terrorists who are all out to shatter the relative peace that is returning to the North East.
It is yet another desperate attempt by the insurgents to instill fear in the minds of Nigerians at a time they are facing imminent defeat in the hands of Nigerian security forces, and I wish to express my heartfelt condolence to the victims’ families, the government and people of Borno and Adamawa states.”
While commending the ongoing efforts of the brave men and women at the battle front, Dogara urged them to push on as “victory is near and sooner rather than later, terrorists and terrorism will be extinct from our land”.
He also called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the restoration of peace in the country as according to him, “with God victory is certain”.
The Speaker further reiterated the commitment of the National Assembly to providing all necessary support to the Armed Forces in order to prosecute this war to a logical end.