Senate President David Mark yesterday decried the unabating wave of terrorism claiming scores of lives in the country, saying ” this is uncalled for and clearly avoidable” .
Reacting to the latest bomb attack at the church in Bayero University , Kano,Senator Mark stated that no matter the anger or grievances in a man’s mind, taking the life of another cannot provide a solution.” This is ungodly. It is inhuman and does not enjoy the support of any right thinking member of the society,” he lamented.
Besides, Senator Mark called on religious leaders across the divide to unite against these forces of evil saying ” we must collectively rise against the perpetrators of violence taking the lives of our people and property at will unchallenged, because no one knows the next victim”.
He also tasked the security operatives to collaborate with one another and redefine their strategies that would bring positive results and reminded them that Nigeria has become a laughing stock on account of the unabating violent attacks leading to loss of precious lives and property.
Senator Mark sympathized with the victims and asked all Nigerians to brace up to the challenge in order to stop this menace.
Meanwhile, Senator Mark has sent a message of condolence to the governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole over the fatal accident at Auchi which claimed the lives of three journalists and several others injured.
In the condolence message, Senator Mark prayed for the soul of the deceased and quick recovery of the injured.He added that the deceased died in their line of duty and tasked the governor , the managements of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Independent Television ( ITV) to ensure that the victims did not die in vain.
Senator Mark also consoled the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on the death of their colleagues and enjoined them not to be deterred by the set back as the nation still rely on them to provide the needed road map for socio- economic and political transformation.
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