By; Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna.
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said it learnt with shock and disbelief the news of a twin bomb blast caused by a suicide bomber at a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri, Borno State last Monday, which killed five (5) people including Prof. Mani and injured many others.
The wicked and dastardly act by the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in using innocent children to perpetrate these barbaric acts is callous and condemnable it stressed.
ACF said it shared the grief of the University community and families of those who lost their lives and the injured. It also urges the University authority to deploy strict security measures within the University premises in order to forestall reccurrence of such.
This was contained In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim in Kaduna.
“It is really worrisome that the fleeing Boko Haram insurgents are now infiltrating various communities having been dislodged by our gallant military from their cells in the Sambisa forest and other places to commit such heinous crimes.
“ACF therefore urges the various communities especially in the Northeast region to be more vigilant, security conscious and also heed to the security campaign that suspicious persons and objects in their midst should be reported to the military and other security agencies in order to avert such cases of bomb blast.
“ACF commends the military and other security agencies in their fight against the Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals, and urge them to sustain the onslaught and ensure consistent surveillance in the affected states until security to lives and property is restored.
“ACF is saddened by the tragedy caused by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) jet that mistakenly bombed an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) camp at Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area in Borno State that killed many civilians including Aid workers and injured some.
“In as much as ACF appreciates the effort of NAF in their aggressive operation to flush out the Boko Haram insurgents, caution and diligence must be exercised to avoid such tragedy. It therefore calls on the Federal Government to throughly investigate this unfortunate accident.
“ACF extends its condolences and empathy to the University of Maiduguri, the families of those affected, Government and people of Borno state over this unfortunate incidents. It equally commend the efforts of Borno State Government and other humanitarian organizations for their prompt response to provide provide free medical treatment to the injured persons, ” the statement read.