Residents of Sabon Gari area, in the heart of the ancient city of Kano, where an attack was
Newsdiaryonline.com gathered that, community leaders in the area, which is predominantly inhabited by non natives on Tuesday evening sent a message to residents of the area, to observe Wednesday as a work free day in honour of the dead.
Moses Owoyele ,a youth leader in the area, in a telephone chat with Newsdiaryonline.com confirmed the directive from their communal leaders to set aside Wednesday, and stay away from their daily work, as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the New Road motor park bomb explosion.
“Our community leaders on Tuesday sent messages to us, that we should use today as a day to respect those people who lost their lives, and as I am talking to you, no business is going on in Sabon Gari, no school is opened, we are all mourning,”
“I never imagined we have this kind feeling for ourselves, everybody has complied with the instruction and Sabon Gari is in mourning today and we are mourning all day, and prayer sessions will be held for the dead people,” Owoyele said.
Meanwhile ,a group dedicated to the actualization of Igbo presidency in 2015, Njiko Igbo, and a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, have condemned Monday’s suicide bombing in Kano, which left no fewer than 22 persons dead and 65 injured.
The National/Diaspora Publicity Secretary of Njiko Igbo, Brady Nwosu, in a statement, said the suicide bombing was more devastating to the Igbo race as it occurred in an area more populated by people of South East origin.
Nwosu said: “The bomb blast in Kano, which killed many people was incredible.
“We believe most of them were the Igbos because the area the bomb exploded is largely occupied by Igbo traders and businessmen.
“Njiko Igbo condemns this unexpected and dastardly act.
“It shows the little value perpetrators place on human lives and hard earned property.
“Ndigbo played a big part in the development of the country.
“Why are we experiencing all these hazardous things in a country we love, helped to build and call our own?
“We are also demanding for adequate security in all parts of the country as we cannot continue to live in fear in a country we call our own.”
Kalu, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Oyekunle Oyewumi, urged the government to fish out the perpetrators of the bombings in Kano and Maiduguri, Borno State.
“He noted that it is when there is peace and harmony that the nation can prosper.
“Kalu charged security agencies to fish out the sponsors and perpetrators of this act to face the wrath of the law.
“He commiserated with the families of the bereaved and prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured.”