Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Northern Governors Condemn Christmas Day Attack

Minna — The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has for the umpteenth time condemned the spate of terrorist attacks rocking the nation just as it urged security agencies working to restore normalcy in the region not to despair.

Chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State Dr Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu yesterday reacted to the latest terrorist attack which reportedly occurred at the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in Piri, Potiskum local government area of Yobe State on Christmas day.

"The forum is deeply pained by the fact that the perpetrators chose a holy day (Christmas) to carry out such a dastardly act which left scores of worshippers dead and many others injured," he said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Danladi Ndayebo.

The statement urged security agencies not to be discouraged by the activities of terrorists, saying the nation would forever remain grateful to the military and other security agencies for the successes recorded so far in the war against terror.

The forum reiterated its commitment to continue to work closely with the federal government in finding a lasting solution to the security challenges confronting the nation.

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