The United Progressive Party (UPP) is shocked over the killing of over 100 people by suicide bombers at a luxury bus park in Kano. It is obnoxious and

detestable. We strongly condemn this man=92s inhumanity to man.

It is obvious that the executive arm of government is fast losing public confidence in its ability to protect lives and properties which is the primary purpose of government. UPP calls on the federal government to take national security serious to avoid unnecessary reprisal attacks by those whose loved ones had been slaughtered by these heartless felons.

The insecurity in the country has reached a level we believe the federal government should seek assistance of friendly countries that are better equipped to handle the Boko Haram insurgency. UPP urges security agents to rise to the occasion and justify the huge funds allotted to security in the 2013 budget.

We enjoin Nigerians to remain calm and eschew violence that will impede our democratic process.

We share the grief of all those affected by this wicked attack on fellow Nigerians. May God grant them the fortitude to bear it. We also pray for speedy recovery for those wounded.

*Chief Ogbuehi Dike*
*National Publicity Secretary, UPP