Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has condemned Thursday’s bomb attacks on media houses in Abuja and Kaduna.
The Governor described the bombing of offices of This Day, The Sun and The Moment Newspapers as heinous, wicked, heartless and dastardly.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, Fayemi said the media do not deserve such an attack given the important roles played by journalists in nation building.
He noted that the media contributed immensely to the enthronement of democracy being enjoyed by Nigerians wondering why a group of individuals could mastermind such a horrendous attack on media houses, thereby killing innocent Nigerians in the process.
Fayemi urged the media not to be deterred by the latest attack but to see it as a challenge that could be surmounted in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the Nigerian project.
The Governor restated the need for state police to curtail the Boko Haram phenomenom and other security issues in the country, adding that it was important to fish out the real drivers of the ugly trend.
According to him, “We need to tighten local security arrangement and by that we must go back to that old age issues. State Police is an imperative because the Nigerian Police is over burdened and incapable of responding to these issues in a way it ought to.
Fayemi said it is worrisome that the country does not have the intelligence required to address terrorism, adding that a scientific approach must be deployed to deal with a threat that is not seen.
Fayemi commiserated with the families of all the victims who lost their lives while wishing those receiving treatment in various hospitals speedy recovery.
Last modified: April 27, 2012