Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio; his Anambra State counterpart, Mr. Willie Obiano and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, have commiserated with Nigerians, particularly family members of victims of the bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja.
Akpabio, in a statement Tuesday by his media aide, Mr. Jackson Udom, described the blast as brutal and callous.
He called on Nigerians to join hands with the federal government in the fight against insurgency.
While commiserating with the victims, Obiano expressed ‘deep regrets’ on the bomb blast, describing it as a national tragedy.
The governor, in a statement by his media assistant, Mr. James Eze, called for integrated intelligence approach to the threat terrorism has posed to the country.
He said: ‘Intensified intelligence monitoring and analysis of every link in the conception and execution of possible terror attacks will go a long way in containing the threat.’
He expressed his condolences to families and relatives of the dead and the injured, adding that his thoughts and prayers were with them in their dark hour of grief.
Also reacting, Wogu described the early morning attack on Nigerians who were mostly workers as callous and barbaric.
Wogu said during visits to some of the victims at the National Hospital Abuja, General Hospital Asokoro and Nyanya General Hospital Abuja added that the incident is sad, criminal and condemnable.
“This is a sad situation, it is heinous, callous and barbaric, it is a cowardly and dastardly act that should be condemned by all Nigerians,” he said.
According to a statement from the ministry, Wogu also expressed condolences to workers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).