‘’The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) expresses grave displeasure at the sad bombing of yesterday, (Monday 14 April, 2014) in which over 88persons were reportedly killed and over 200 injured in Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja. We vehemently condemn the perpetrators of this wicked and dastardly act. The killers must stop this reign of terror and wanton killings. As we commiserate with those who lost their loved ones, we affirm that this repeated senseless killings and the perpetrators are condemnable and must stop,’’ Michael Chidozie, Communications and Advocacy officer of CEHRD said.
‘’CEHRD calls on President Goodluck Jonathan to ‘employ drastic measures to halt the menace of the suspected insurgence and restore confidence in his administration’s capacity to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians through fundamental changes in the security strategy in the fight against terrorism. We are worried that inspite of huge security outfits Nigeria has, terrorism still thrives. It is the responsibility of the government to protect her citizens no matter their status. The Nigerian government must justify its huge allocation to the security sector by doing its work honestly and transparently. We therefore urge the government to overhaul the security system.’’
‘’The Nigerian citizens cannot get used to promises of security from this government when in actual fact lives are been maimed and people are losing their loved ones because somebody may not be doing his job well. These series of bombings that have characterized this country must stop and this should be the last of its kind to happen. The government, if it should be taken by its words, must come up with a drastic plan that will end this menace once and for all ’’ Chidozie added.
‘’Government should swing into action and fish out the enemies of this country and anyone aiding and abating the continuity of this spate of bombings. The findings should be made public and the perpetrators punished decisively for their crime against humanity. The law must have its sway over them. People must feel secured and duly protected as they go about their lawful duties. We once again condemn these inhuman acts in totality as there is no justification for the brazen murder of citizens of this country, Nigeria. The perpetrators and those behind this must stop. Life is sacred and must be protected as such.’’