United Nations House Bombing: Time to Act Like One-Nuhu Ribadu

By Nuhu Ribadu

The early morning bombing on Friday at the United Nations office in Abuja, represents a dangerous security slide in the country, and a worrying escalation in a senseless pattern of intolerance that seek resolution of differences in the tragic slaughter of fellow human beings.

I join millions of fellow Nigerians who are committed to the universal ideals of the global family the United Nation represents, in condemning this pointless murder of innocent local and foreign workers who have chosen the improvement of fellow human beings as the primary description of their employment.

This is a trying moment for Nigeria and I urge all our compatriots, local leaders and citizens, to rally round in unity and solidarity to help us defeat this absurd strain of intolerance that has the capacity to destroy our standing in the global community, and our internal cohesion as a nation. I also call on the international community to show support and understanding by standing with our country at this difficult moment.

The United Nations, and its crop of civil servants, is testimony to an enduring high human ideal, and the aspirations of a valued commitment to the collective challenge to uplift the global community. For that reason, we cannot settle our local or regional problems by making it a target of hostility and murder.

In empathizing with the families of our dear departed ones, I also call on the Nigerian government to renew its believe in the lofty goals of the United Nations; to ensure that those killed are duly and adequately compensated; that the wounded are offered the best medical care; and, importantly, that the government moves urgently and seriously to resolve worrying lapses in our security preparedness that now appear to make misfortunes like this a tragic-normal.

 
Nuhu Ribadu

Abuja.
 

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Who says Nigeria is not a terrorist state

Who says Nigeria is not a terrorist state ???

In Nigeria:
1. Akwoi (there is)radical Islamic terrorism that cowardly goes after soft targets like lives and property of civilians and non-combatants.

2. Akwoi (there is) Economic terrorism by Islamists like Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Falae Bello etc with the aim to "balance the imbalance". That is to say impoverishing every Nigerian the same way the Northern oligarchs have impoverished the north.

3. Akwoi (there is)radical Islamic terrorism by the Northern cabal who have promised to make Jonathan's term ungovernable

If these don't qualify Nigeria as a member of the terrorist club, I challenge anyone to tell me what does.

This Trinity Government of the Fathers is 46 Billion years old.

These are signs for the End of 46 Billions years of the old universe of men called the Trinity of the Fathers. For New Universe of Mother Grace The Holy Spirit to come which overturned the table of the old universe for the first to become Last and Last to become first. Mother Grace The Holy Ghost who was in slavery of Men given to men as gift of the Father to be free and to save her children of all creations from being sacrifice and escape goats of men. The end of selfrighteousness of men.The Grace for Grace Resurrection of the fullness of Christ.The testimony to ends all these tribulations are with Pastor Commander Samyoung Onwuzulike The Son of Mother Grace The Holy Ghost.

The Cause is more than the present Christians, Muslims, Judaism

President Johnathan there are two war sectors in the universe now. One is Terrorism, and another is Natural disasters. These two involved spiritual links. Fight the war of Spirit with Spirit. you come into power with power of spirit, you must live by spirit. All these tribulations are more than the power of the present Christianity, Muslims, Judaism, traditions and Customs who are ruling the world today.All these are the old Government of the Fathers called the Trinity Government of the Fathers.The Father, The Son and Holy Ghost.

point of correction please

point of correction please maiduguri borno state is an ANPP state shekarau of kano was their presidentian candidate not buhari.thank you sir.

PEACE ,PEACE ,PEACE.

IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF ,OUR NEIGHBOUR SHOULD BE SHOWN GROSS LOVE,WHEN PEOPLE TRAVEL ACROSS CONTINENTS FOR WORK OR AN EVENT,BUT NEVER RETURN TO THE LOVING ARMS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
I URGE NIGERIANS HOME AND ABROAD TO SHOW LOVE IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED ANYWHERE.
CHRISTIAN OR MUSLIM,NORTH OR SOUTH ,EAST OR WEST,BLACK OR WHITE . WE ARE ALL ONE.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE STAFF OF UNITED NATIONS.

If you were the President...

...Would you have done better? What have you as a person been able to do to change things around you, positively?

How many people actually died? 18 or over 150?

"They say only 18 people died.

This is not true. Out of the 300 people that attended that conference on the third floor of the UN building, at least 150 were killed. And yet they tell you that only 18 people died. This is ungodly and it is disrespectful to those who had to pay the supreme price and lost their lives.
“In the National Hospital mortuary alone, over 100 dead bodies were deposited and many other bodies were rushed to other mortuaries in Abuja. Please you can go and ask those that work at Abuja National Hospital if you doubt this."

http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2011/aug/28/national...

What can Nigeria ever get things right?
My condoleneces to the family those who died in the hands of the wicked.

You're absolutely right

You're absolutely right there.

@4giveand4get....POINT OF CORRECTION

At times i just wonder why some persons speak so deceitfuly on issues they KNOW NOTHING about just because they HATE their president. How long will you HATERS continue to tear yourself up just because your prefered candidate(Buhari) lost at the polls? Why have some persons refused to accept defeat? Some persons have gone as far praying day and night for the failure of the govt so they can feel JUSTIFIED. Praying for 4yrs of your life and that of your children to waste? For me it is the height of FOOLISHNESS and childishness.
The sooner you HATERS understand that democracy is a game of numbers the better.
On the issue at hand,how do you link the attack on UN building to Nigerian's support for the Libyan rebels when an official of the UN confirmed to the BBC that they had an intelligence some weeks ago on an eminent attack. In fact they had to beef up security at the building. How do you link an attack planned several weeks ago to Nigeria's recognition of Libyan rebels only 3days ago?

@4giveand4get...POINT OF CORRECTION

At times i just wonder why some persons speak so deceitfuly on issues they KNOW NOTHING about just because they HATE their president. How long will you HATERS continue to tear yourself up just because your prefered candidate(Buhari) lost at the polls? Why have some persons refused to accept defeat? Some persons have gone as far praying day and night for the failure of the govt so they can feel JUSTIFIED. Praying for 4yrs of your life and that of your children to waste? For me it is the height of FOOLISHNESS and childishness.
The sooner you HATERS understand that democracy is a game of numbers the better.
On the issue at hand,how do you link the attack on UN building to Nigerian's support for the Libyan rebels when an official of the UN confirmed to the BBC that they had an intelligence some weeks ago on an eminent attack. In fact they had to beef up security at the building. How do you link an attack planned several weeks ago to Nigeria's recognition of Libyan rebels only 3days ago?

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The fact still remains that the so call President of this nation has nothing to offer the poor masses. No light, water ,job and security .He had bettet resign his appointment.

NIGERIA WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM?

Is it a normal Boko Haram activity or is it because of Nigeria support to NATO or rebels in Libya? My brother/sister do not blame the police or other security operatives, Please tell GEJ and Co. to check security implications of whatever they want to voice out to the public so whenever something like this happens we will know who is attacking us and why he/she is attacking us. I doubt if GEJ & Co. really know how it feels to loose an innocent life under an avoidable circumstance because of other people's mistake or carelessness. This is not an issue of religion but leadership of deceit.

NIGERIA WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM?

I wonder what will make our government to hurriedly endorse the Libyan rebel group when other African countries are waiting for collective resolution from AU. Even when South Africa with Gaddafi's frozen accounts has refused to release it to the rebel until the get a go ahead from AU. We have a government that is unnecessarily causing problems to us. This present government's uncontrollable, untimely & armature utterances is creating troubles in our land. Who knows why the bomb blast.

NIGERIA WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM?

Religions do not kill people. People kill people. Same holds true for guns. Put them in the wrong hands and pure pandemonium. When the Irish Republican Army bombs places in Northern Ireland, I didn't hear anyone blame Christianity. When this Norwegian Christian wing-nut killed scores a few weeks ago, no one blamed Christianity even though he used his faith as justification. When stories broke about priests sexually abusing children, no one blamed Christianity as a whole. The blame went to the church and priests and only them. So, stop taking cheap shots at Islam each time someone from that faith does something. Blame the people, and not their religion. FYI, i am a full fledged christian, not just christian but a Eucharistic catholic.

I wonder what will make our

I wonder what will make our government to hurriedly endorse the Libyan rebel group when other African countries are waiting for collective resolution from AU. Even when South Africa with Gaddafi's frozen accounts has refused to release it to the rebel until the get a go ahead from AU. We have a government that is unnecessarily causing problems to us. This present government's uncontrollable, untimely & armature utterances is creating troubles in our land. Who knows why the bomb blast. Is it a normal Boko Haram activity or is it because of Nigeria support to NATO or rebels in Libya?

Nigeria's Global Image

It is sad to see, in the last three years, Nigeria's image sliding downhill and the country becoming a terrorist hotspot due to the incessant bombings. This new found image is not only capable of sending away foreign investors from the country but also capable of giving Nigerians everywhere very negative and restrictive tags. It may also lead to further impoverishment of a people already bedevilled by poverty.

It seems as if Nigeria do not have a capable government. With the currents spate of security lapses, one wonders what the priority of the present government is. A good government as far as I know is supposed to protect the citizens from all dangers. It appears as if the government is unable or is unwilling to protect the people.

My advice to the President is to reorganise the security forces. We need to ensure that incidents, such as this, are reduced to near impossibility. It is sad and barbaric. Mr President, please do something before Nigeria becomes a NO GO zone.

Muslims Open your eyes

You people are brain washed by your stupid doctrine

"If you fight a jihad war and die you will go to heaven and seven virgins will be given to you in heaven"

FOOLS!!!!! why not tell your sponsors to enter that bus loaded with bombs and drive it to the targeted destination and then die and go to heaven and take seven virgins.You see why the cow you rear is even more intelligent than you fools.At least a cow will run when its life is in danger,but human beings like you don't.Well what am I saying "ABOKI IS ALWAYS ABOKI" IDIOTS.

How sad!!!

When some people obviously can't join a civil debate or lack the wit to contribute to anything measurable they resolve to personal attack on the author.
What the author said is not out of the ordinary but some people's comment against the author's view hinged on personal attack which to me tanked out civility and its core principles. How sad!!

NUHU RIBADU'S PRESS RELEASE

NUHU RIBADU'S PRESS RELEASE IS TOO DIPLOMATIC AND ARTIFICIAL TO MY LIKING, HE FAILED TO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. OH SORRY HE WAS AFRAID TO TAKE A BACKLASH FROM BOKO HARAM KINS THE TALIBAN IN AFGANISTAN. THOSE KIND OF DECEIT IS THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA, NO NORTHERN LEADER HAS THE BALLS TO CONFRONT THIS EVIL MONSTERS. THEY HAVE TO LOOK FOR A WAY TO CHECKMATE INFILTRATION OF ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIST IN THE NORTH WHO SOW THE EVIL SEED OF TERRORISM IN THE MINDS OF THE NORTHERN YOUTHS, THEY SHOULD START MONITORING THE MESSAGES BEING PREACHED BY CLERICS IN THE MOSQUES ALL OVER THE NORTH IN ORDER TO ARREST THOSE PREACHING VIOLENCE AS OPPOSED TO PEACE WHICH ISLAM IS MEANT TO SYMBOLIZE

TIME TO RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA IS NOW

RESTRUCTURING OF NIGERIA IS PARAMOUNT AT THIS TIME, IT IS INSULTING THAT SUCH SENSELESS KILLING OF NIGERIANS IS BEING MASTERMINDED BY THE SAME HAUSA FULANI NORTH WHO ARE BENEFITING MOST FROM THE RESOURCES ACCRUING TO THIS NATION DUE TO THE DEFECTIVE STRUCTURE PUT IN PLACE BY THE EX MILITARY LEADERS FROM THAT REGION WHICH FAVOURS THE NORTH IN ALL RAMIFICATION. THEY CREATED MORE STATES, MORE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND OVER INFLATED POPULATION FIGURES AIMED TO GIVE THEM UNDUE ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER REGIONS OF NIGERIA. IT BEHOLVES ON PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO BEGIN TO PUT MECHANISM IN PLACE TO GET NIGERIA RESTRUCTURED. THIS FALSE SENSE OF SUPERIORITY MUST SEIZE HENCEFORTH. THE NORTH HAS DRAGGED THIS COUNTRY BACKWARD FOR SO LONG, THIS COUNTRY CAN NOT ATTAIN ANY MEANINGFUL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IF THEY CONTINUE ON THIS PATH OF DESTRUCTION. ALL THE BOMBS THROWING AND KILLINGS HAS SOLE PURPOSE WHICH IS TO MAKE PRESIDENT JONATHAN LOOK INCAPABLE TO LEAD.

Waiting for Foul to Grow Teeth!

The man has not the balls to face the cameras and condemn the bombing, yet you expect him to do something about the thugs who did it. This is leadership at its worst. The security set-up should be flushed down the toilet, someone else cannot carry out the duty of a president, GEJ must lead or leave. I have often said that after twelve (12) yrs around Government House with nothing to show for it, this slow-mo is a failure from start. It is no rocket science to see that he's a major mistake. Let's hope he has the humility to give way, so that someone serious will take a crack at sorting out our problems. Security for lives and property has clearly overtaken corruption as our most pressing need In Nigeria now!

People should be objective not bias

This is a sad event and we extend our sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and wish the innocent injured victims quick recovery. This act is bad and any God fearing person wont do that.

Please note that, in islam, there is no place that supports suicide bombing for those who want to blame that on the religion. From its name, its teaching, its peace.! Let me ask the person who is blaming islam. Who are the people responsible for 1st October bomb blast? Who are the people that started coup plot in Nigeria, kidnapping, fraud, exam malpractice, scam, militancy among others? If thats the case will you say all southerners are all bad? Does it mean that, if one person does something bad from any religion, those it prove that all the followers of the religion are bad and blameworthy? if your answer is yes. Then question your religion too and be objective not sentimental and bias!!

UN -nuhu ribadu

hallo mr nuhu ribadu.
dieser bericht zeigt, das es weitere grvierende unruhen in nigeria geben wird.

sie wissen das nigeria seine schulden nicht bezahlt.
sie kennen die welt weite publication, daher ist es kein wunder das sollche sachen in ihrem land passieren.

ihr president jonathan erzählt der welt nur dummes zeug, sehen sie obama,merkel,sarkozy,jacob zuma,ecowas, AU- africanische union,world bank, IMF,IWF,united nation, trinidad und tobago, barbardos,israel,deutschland,usa,uk,netherlands,france,
ich könnte noch viele namen einfügen.

sie wissen dass, jetzt könne sie als galionsfigur eine wende herbeiführen, und ihrem land eine andere richtung geben.

sie sollten ganz schnell sehen das jonathan seine schulden bezahlt. denn die übernahme des country nigeria ist schon seit dem 15 juni 2011 fällig.

auch das hat die welt vor sich liegen.

es wird in nigeria keine ruhe eintreffen, so lange es auf internationaler ebene keine ruhe gibt

ihr frund

aus germany

Make better comments for the way forward.

Your comment is the worst submission i have read here; pls you will need to go back and learn some morals, be properly educated and grow-up. stop making statements capable of escalating issues. Be bold to let public your identity if you truly want to make contributions on this platform.

Make better comments for the way forward.

Your comment is the worst submission i have read here; pls you will need to go back and learn some morals, be properly educated and grow-up. stop making statements capable of escalating issues. Be bold to let public your identity if you truly want to make contributions on this platform.

this religion has cause more harm than good

Ribadu,shut ur smelly mouth up,be bold confront ur musilim brothers,u know the backers of this group man up,tell us their names,i guess u would never do that because ur silly religion comes before ur country.islam would continue to prove me right,from mohammed to pill pumping osama nothing good would never comes from this godforsaken cult called religion.

INEPT IGP, CLUELESS GEJ

If Ringim (IGPolice) could not handle the militants in Niger Delta as commissioner of Police, How do you expect him to control the whole force in 36 states. The IGP is inept. The National Security Adviser should resign because he has not been able to secure even Abuja talk less of the whole country. This has clearly shown that despite his level of education our President is clueless what job he has. Shagari(Grade School teacher)secured the country with Sunday Adewusi. Nigeria is going down we need help.

NIGERIA PLAYING WITH RELIGIOUS SECTARIANISM

THE FLYING HEN MUST COME TO ROOST, AND SO IT IS WITH THE COUNTRY CALLED NIGERIA. IT LEADERS PAST AND PRESENT HAVING BEEN PLAYING WITH SECTARIANISM AND NOW WE ARE JUST ABOUT REAPING ITS CONSEQUENCES. I AM SURE NON OF OUR LEADERS PAST OR PRESENT EVER STUDIED HISTORY OR READ IT AS FUN OTHERWISE IT BEATS MY IMAGINATION WHY A MERE LOOK OVER WHAT IS HAPPENING ELSEWHERE LIKE PAKISTAN WILL NOT TEACH US TO USE OUT TONGUE TO COUNT OUR TEETH. FOR THOSE WHO CARE TO LISTEN, EXCEPT WE PULL BACK FROM GOVERNMENT SECTARIANISM IN NIGERIA WE ARE IN FOR SOME HOT WATERS IN THE FUTURE. MEANWHILE YOUR VICE PRESIDENT IS OUT IN SAUDI ARABIA ON A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS.

@Osita Dioka

Was OBJ a southern christian? Yes, just like GEJ..So what is your point? Why don't you call GEJ for what he is? He is a non-performer... IF you see everything through north and south, then I will unapolgetically call you an IDIOT...

Is your East or South better off..Bombs went off in Warri too, what of Kidnappings? armed robbery in Lagos? Why don't you admit that the country is dis-integrating from North to South..Stop commenting like an Idiot...

NIGERIA JEGAJEGA

And the imbeciles were blaming David Cameron for preferring Lagos to Abuja. As usual, the moronic, imbecilic and clueless government we always have in Nigeria will, as usual, do nothing. They institute all manners of probe panels, and investigations, and at the end of the day, nothing will come out of it. MOTION WITHOUT MOVEMENT.At the end of the day, it will be business as usual, and case closed