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Terrorism: Opposition party calls for national summit

By IWPR Nigeria

The ACN, Nigeria’s main opposition party, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to summon a national security summit.

The summit would give stakeholders a forum to proffer solutions to the continuing bombings in some parts of the country.

According to a statement issued in Lagos by the ACN’s national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed, such a summit would involve all those with positive contributions towards solving the problem.

The opposition party said it had become obvious that the government could not stop the bomb attacks which have left hundreds of innocent Nigerians either dead or maimed.

It noted that the most important responsibility of any government was to ensure the welfare and security of all citizens.

The party also expressed a strong concern that the bombing incidents had recently been concentrated in parts of the country not prone to such attacks.