The Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday condemned the latest bombings in Yobe and Kano states.
In a statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Malam Garba Shehu, the candidate expressed regrets over the attacks.
He noted that the attack came on the eve of the first anniversary of the Buni Yadi attack, where dozens of innocent students of Federal Government College in the community were murdered in their sleep.
He regretted the frequency with which terrorists were destroying the lives of innocent Nigerians.
“Although we commend the efforts and sacrifices of our counter-terrorism forces, there is the need for greater vigilance and new strategies,’’ Buhari said.
The statement called on the Federal Government to take proactive steps to stem the frequency with which the terrorists or suicide bombers penetrated security cordon and checkpoints.
It called on Nigerians to show interest in the activities or movements of suspicious people around them.
“The carefree attitude of some Nigerians to security threats around them might be part of the reasons terrorists move freely and mingle with law-abiding citizens,“ it said.