The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the latest bombings in Yobe and Kano States, and called for greater vigilance and new strategies in dealing with the insurgents.
A statement signed by the Director of APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as regretting that the latest blasts came on the eve of the first anniversary of the Buni Yadi terror attack, where several students of a Federal Government College were killed in their sleep.
While regretting the frequency at which terrorists destroyed lives of innocent people, the statement said that a situation where terrorists get bolder with every passing day calls for serious reflection and concern.
The APC flag bearer, while commending the efforts and sacrifices of the counter-terrorism forces in fighting the insurgents, called for greater vigilance and new strategies.
He said further that the APC recognises the complexity of terrorism and its peculiar challenges and called for more and tougher strategies.
Buhari added that a situation where the criminals outsmart the system is disturbing and called on the Federal Government to take proactive steps to stem the frequency at which the terrorists penetrate security cordon and checkpoints with maximum ease and strike their targets with extreme cruelty.