…Laughable To Say We Are Leaving APC – Dogara
Speaker Of The House Of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara Expresses Concern Over The Continued Mass Killings, Bombing Of Churches And Mosques By Boko Haram Insurgents In The North East.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara in reaction to Sunday’s bomb attack on a church in Potiskum has expressed concern over the continued mass killings, bombing of churches and mosques by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Turaki Hassan, Dogara yesterday said the motive of the terrorists was to instill fear in the minds of Nigerians by engaging in mass killings of hapless citizens adding that Nigeria and Nigerians will never succumb to this new dimension of terrorism.
The Speaker urged the people not to despair as according to him, “we shall overcome”.Reiterating his worry over the “new dimension” taken by the terrorists, the Speaker said that the spate and toll of the mass murder by the Boko Haram insurgents has increased in recent days.
He said as men of faith, Nigerians should not lose hope in the capacity of the Nigerian State and its security apparatus to subdue the insurgents and bring the violence to expected end.
Dogara further maintained that by embarking on mass killings and annihilation of communities, the intention of the terrorists is to instill fear and create doubts in the minds of the citizens to the point that they will no longer have faith and trust in the state.
“I want to use to medium to call on all men and women of faith, Christians and Muslims alike to intensify prayers to God as Nigeria is in dire need of divine intervention from the almighty God to overcome,” he said.
According to Dogara, “ With God on our side, there is no challenge that is insurmountable. I have strong conviction in my heart that this too, shall pass away.”
He praised the efforts of the officers and men of the military and other security agencies at the battle front and urged them “not to cave in to terrorism, as their sacrifice (s) shall not go unrewarded by the Nigerian state.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara yesterday described as laughable comments by some individuals that he and some All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the House are planning to defect from the party to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Turaki Adamu Hassan said that the Speaker disclosed this when he received in audience APC State party chairmen led by Alhaji chairmen led by Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa.