The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday described the twin bomb blast that rocked Kaduna State as a national calamity.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the Forum, Muhammad Ibrahim, read, “The twin bomb blast that occurred in Kaduna town at Alkali road and Kawo near Kawo Motor park today (23/07/2014) and killed hundred innocent people and injured many was a national calamity, a disservice to humanity and a great shock to the nation especially in this Holy month of Ramadan.
“The bomb blast coming after the Islamic cleric Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi had concluded this year’s Tafsir at Murtala Muhammad Square, Kaduna, with prayers for peace and harmony to reign in Nigeria was worrisome and a national disaster considering the peace Kaduna had enjoyed in the last two years. [eap_ad_1] “The present insecurity situation in the country, especially in the Northern region, has placed our people in a state of despair and helplessness, it has also crippled the socio-economic activities of the region.
“ACF therefore condemns in strong term the senseless and inhuman act of terrorism being perpetrated by the insurgents and their collaborators against the Nigerian people especially the Kaduna twin bomb blast, where innocent people in pursuit of their legitimate means of livelihood, were killed and injured.
“ACF calls on the government to decisively use all legitimate means and security apparatus at its disposal to tackle the insecurity situation that is gradually destroying our nation. The need for synergy between the security agencies and the community for intelligence gathering and utilisation is necessary in combating this menace.”
The forum appealed to the insurgents and other terrorists in the country to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue.
According to the ACF, the killing of innocent Nigerians is not the solution to any perceived injustice or grievance of the sect.