Governors of the six South-South State of the country have condemned, in the strongest terms, the twin bomb attacks on Thisday Newspaper Office at Abuja and Kaduna State.
In a joint statement issued on the sidelines of the 2nd South-South Economic Summit at Asaba, the Delta State Capital, the Governors descried the attacks as barbaric and cowardly. While wondering the motive of the attacks, which coincided with its ongoing regional summit where the newspaper’s Publisher, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena is playing a pivotal role, the Governors urged the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks are apprehended and made to answer for their heinous crime.
“we totally condemn the bomb attacks on the premises of the ThisDay Newspaper at Abuja and Kaduna State. It’s barbaric, cowardly and condemnable. “we called on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring and bring the full weight of the law to bear on them”.
The Governors sympathized with the staff and management of the Newspaper, urging them not to be deterred by the incident.
They expressed regret that the attacked came at a time President Goodluck Jonathan is doing a lot to restore confidence in the Nigerian State through purposeful leadership. They used the opportunity to reiterate their support to the President in his determination to tackle acts of terror and other forms of insecurity in the country.
The statement was signed by Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Henry Dickson Seriake of Bayelsa State, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-ibom State, Chibike Ameachi of Rivers State and Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State