President Jonathan condemns Bauchi, Kaduna killings

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday condemned bombings in the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi State and the mass killings of people in southern Kaduna, saying those responsible for the gory acts would be brought to book.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, the president directed “all relevant federal government agencies to continue to speedily make emergency medical and relief assistance available to all those who were either injured or displaced by recent bombings and attacks”.

The statement reads in part: “The President commiserates with all the families who lost loved ones in the heinous attacks and extends his heartfelt sympathies to all those who suffered injuries or lost their properties during the wanton assaults on Bauchi and Kaduna states.

“President Jonathan reassures the people of Bauchi and Kaduna states that the Federal Government will continue to take all necessary action to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly attacks and restore the fullest possible security to all parts of the country.

“He urges all Nigerians to give maximum support and cooperation to the Armed Forces and security agencies who continue to work incessantly to end the menace of insecurity in the country within the shortest possible time.”

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