Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has commiserated with victims of Monday night Abuja-Kaduna train attack among which included the former Deputy Governor of the state, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Liman.
The governor said that the incident was another onslaught on Nigerians’ collective existence as peace loving people, saying that the attack was also a threat to meaningful social existence.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the sState capital by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Hon. Zailani Bappa.
The statement noted that the train attack is a condemnable act and must be considered as a declaration of war on Nigerians irrespective of status.
“I was saddened when the news came to me that one of the safest means to travel, which is by rail, is being compromised,” the Governor observed.
“This time, more than ever before, we shall concentrate on building a better synergy to holistically address the increasing threat by bandits and insurgents”
“I wish to commiserate with the Kaduna State Government, the families of those who lost their lives and a fast rescue by our security operatives of those abducted Nigerians and a quick recovery for those who were injured in this heinous attack.”