Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Saturday commiserated with victims of the twin bomb blast in Adamawa State.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the incident which took place in spite of the Armed Forces avowed determination to put to rout the insurgents, shows that “evil continues to fight back. But we will not be deterred.”
He assured Nigerians that the government will do all it takes to defeat the insurgents.
“The news of Friday’s bomb blast in Adamawa shook us with great pain and sadness,” Saraki said. “My heart cannot but cry out for the families and friends who have lost their loved ones to terror and violence. I send them my sincerest condolences.
“As our men and women on the front lines in the North East continue to gallantly defend our freedoms and root out the insurgency, today’s attack demonstrates that evil continues to fight back. But we will not be deterred.
“Nigerians must be rest assured that this government will continue to do all that it takes to defeat and decimate the Boko Haram resistance that is left.
“The Nigerian legislature will continue to work and support the executive to ensure that we end the insurgency, restore normalcy to all parts of the North East.
“I pray that the souls of the dear and departed may experience peace. And may all the injured recover speedily,” he said.
The bomb blast occurred around noon yesterday, 9 December 2016 at the animal and grains sections of the Madagali market. Every Friday is said to be the town’s market day. Four lives were lost and over sixty people were injured.