47 school children were reported killed yesterday while 79 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck in a secondary school in Portiskum, Yobe State. The attack has been widely blamed on the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns this cowardly, senseless and barbaric attack on innocent school children. Our hearts go to the families of the dead and wounded and we pray that Almighty Allah will give them succour in these trying moments.
There is no doubt in our mind that the Federal Government has not only grown senile but also become bemused on the issue of tackling terrorism. It is our considered opinion that the lack-luster approach of President Jonathan to security matters led to the deterioration of the situation in the North East.
Or is it not embarrassing enough that the president and his team remained cynical for more than a week after the abduction of more than 200 school girls? 211 days after the disappearance of the girls, FG remains clueless. To cap the edifice, the man at the helm of affairs is warming up today to declare for a second term in office, to beat his chest over his phantom achievements, to jubilate, to sing and dance over the dead and mutilated bodies of another 47 school children, mowed down in their prime.
In the face of this Kilimanjaro-height mountain of evidence of gross ineptitude and crass nonchalance, MURIC is constrained to ask the captain of the Nigerian ship of state, “Mr. President, when are you going to resign?”
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)
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