The Village Head of Nyanya in Abuja, Alhaji Haruna Shuaibu, on Friday, urged the Federal Government to deploy more security personnel to his domain to check the spate of bombings in the area, even as Muslims in the federal capital held special prayers for the victims of the bomb blast.
Making the appeal at the scene of the May 1 blast, Shuaibu said: “enough is enough.
“There was an explosion in Nyanya on April 14 and it happened again on May 1. We complained to the security agencies, we need more security.
“Innocent people are dying, we want government to assist us and mobilise more security agencies to Nyanya and let these bombings come to an end.’’
The village head said traditional rulers in the area, including the Karu chiefdom, would soon visit the National Assembly to register their protest over the bombings in the area.
Also, the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Mr Micah Jiba, told newsmen that the Nyanya motor park would soon be moved to “somewhere else’’, but declined to give details.
Jiba said the relocation was one of the measures being taken to address the challenge.
“I want to tell you that very soon; we will relocate this park to somewhere else.
“My appeal to the people who are behind this bombing is that they should stop it, they should be their brothers’ keeper,’’ Jiba urged.
Meanwhile, Pastor Simon Dolly, the National President, Youth Wing, Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), had appealed to Nigerians to set aside their differences and unite to fight terrorism.
Dolly, who also spoke to newsmen on Friday at the scene of the blast in Nyanya, lamented that innocent Nigerians, especially youths, were the victims of the explosions.
“This issue (bombing) is getting out of hand. The Nigerian masses are crying, the innocent, especially the youths are killed every day in this country for no reason.
“What is happening today is not a religious issue, neither is it tribal nor regional, but a plan to destroy this country.
“Nigerians must put their differences aside and come together to fight this evil (terrorism), if not, this thing will not stop.’’
Also on Friday, Muslims in the FCT offered special prayers for the repose of the souls of victims of the May 1 bomb blast in Nyanya.
The Muslims, who attended Juma’at prayers at the Abdullahi Dantata Mosque, also prayed for the quick recovery of the survivors, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The Chief Imam of the Mosque, Alhaji Muhammed Abdullahi, who led the prayer, urged Muslims to also offer special prayers for peace and unity to solve the problems facing the country.
“We should pray to Allah for the peace, progress and prosperity of our country,” Abdullahi said.
He admonished the faithful to repent from their sins and rededicate themselves to Allah.
He also urged Muslims to be closer to Allah by saying their five daily obligatory prayers as stipulated in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith (sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad).
According to him, Muslims should use the prayer periods to pray for peace, unity and prosperity of the country.
Abdullahi further enjoined Nigerians to contribute in fast tracking the development of the country.