In a statement by the spokesman for the President, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan asked the security agencies to leave no stone unturned “until all agents of terror undermining the right of every citizen to life and dignity, are tracked down and brought to justice”.
He called on relief agencies and medical personnel to deploy every possible effort to assist the injured, and the general public to heed the call for the donation of blood by the hospitals where the injured are being treated.
The President reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestation was a despicable and unjustifiable threat to our society and must be brought to an end.
President Jonathan reiterated the determination of the government to continue to take every step to put an end to the reprehensible acts of all groups and persons involved in acts of terrorism.
He further called on all Nigerians not to despair in such moment of great trial in the nation’s history but to remain united to confront the common enemy.
The President expressed confidence that no terrorist act against Nigerians would destroy the Nigerian spirit to remain positive, resolute and united in the quest for lasting peace and security.
He appealed to all Nigerians to remain vigilant and cooperate actively with security agencies to win the on-going war against terror.
President Jonathan further extended heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Kano State over the heinous attack.
He commiserates with all the families who lost their loved ones.