Nigeria’s opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kenya that left at least 67 people dead and many more injured or missing, describing the attack as barbarous and an incredible act of cruelty.
In a statement issued in Awka on Wednesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said nothing in the world justifies such an inhuman and sadistic attack.
”No cause can be good enough to allow the senseless killing of innocent people, especially women and children. No religion tolerates such a sadistic inclination. Therefore, groups like al-Shabaab which hide behind the facade of religion to kill and maim are on their own. They do not live for any higher values beyond their own selfish motives,” it said.
APC said since terrorism is an assault on global peace, the world must come together as one to fight the scourge, because it neither respects borders nor recognizes race, gender or nationality.
”Whether it is Boko Haram which is rampaging in northern Nigeria where it has continued to kill and plunder, especially in recent times when the sect has overreached itself in atrocious and wanton killings, or the Ombatse cult that has been unleashing terror on innocent citizens in Nasarawa State in the name of tribal solidarity, terrorism in any form must be vehemently
”Since Africa seems to have become a playground for terrorists, going by events in Algeria, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nigeria and Somalia, just to name a few, the African Union must urgently forge a platform to rally continental consensus, backed by the international community, to launch an onslaught against terrorism,” it said
APC extends its sincere condolences to the Government and people of Kenya, urging the country to stay strong and not to allow itself to be intimidated by dead-enders masquerading as defenders of some great cause
”In this regard, we hail the courageous leadership of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta who, in rallying his hurting nation, virtually spat in the face of the terrorists who attacked his country by saying Kenya has shamed and defeated its attackers and vowing that ‘as long as
Kenyan remains our home, we are indomitable’,” the party said.