The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Monday said the Nyanya blast that claimed 71 lives in Abuja was an unwarranted act of wickedness to fellow Nigerians.

This is contained in a statement signed by the First lady?s Media Assistant, Ayo Adewuyi, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

According to the statement, Jonathan says the killing of innocent souls is a crime against humanity and must be condemned by all Nigerians. ?

The statement said the first lady also commiserated with the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayed God to continue to console them.

“I share the pains of the families of the victims, and pray that God should assuage the pains of the survivors and grant them quick recovery. ?

“I pray also for the repose of the souls of victims and beseech the Lord to grant them eternal rest in His perfect peace,?? the statement said.

It added that Jonathan urged Nigerians to use this period to pray to God to enable the nation to overcome acts of terrorism.

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