The acting governor, Niger State, Hon Ahmed Musa Ibeto, on saturday condemned the spate of explosions currently rocking the nation, just as he restated the state government’s position that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan quickly convene a stakeholders’ forum to "proffer far reaching solutions to the incessant bombings".
Ibeto was reacting to the latest bomb incident at the United Nations (UN) House, Abuja, which left many persons dead and several others maimed on Friday.
In statement signed the chief press secretary to the governor, Mallam Danladi Ndayebo, Ibeto said that the spate of bombings in the country had become a national emergency and must be treated as such.
"The issue of security should not be left to government alone. My thinking is that government alone cannot stop the activities of terrorists which have left hundreds of innocent of innocent Nigerians either dead or wounded", the statement said.
Ibeto said it was important to sit with major stakeholders with a view to knowing the grievances of the perpetrators and to proffer lasting solutions to them.
The deputy governor said, "The current spate of terrorism if not checked, will among other, things affect Nigeria’s quest for foreign direct investment and ultimately thwart the attainment of vision 20:2020".
He however hailed the coordinated response of thje Red Cross Society and other organisations to bring succour to those affected by the blast.