Today most of the women delegates were dressed in black while most of the men wore black stripes and caps to honour those perished in Monday’s explosion at Nyanya bus park in Abuja.
The bomb blast killed at least 74 people and 141 wounded more. No one has still claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Definitely, it is known in the city of Jerusalem and Mecca that all is not well with Nigeria,” said the vice-chairman of the Conference, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi.
The confab were still in mourning mood when information came that more than 100 female students in Chibog, Borno State, had been abducted by the suspected Boko Haram sect.
Reportedly, the students were sitting their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination when the terrorist broke in.
Some of the delegates raised the alarm that Nigeria is being invaded by foreign terrorists.
“I think we are being invaded. We must advise politicians to take politics out of this entirely. There are external sponsors to this cannibalism we are witnessing,” sad an elder statesman, Kunle Olajide.
Pastor Tunde Bakare criticized Nigeria’s security forces saying they had not been able to stop the activities of the terrorists in the North-East.
He also urged the delegates to “take a stand that this conference is about Nigeria and Nigerians and a death of one is the death of all”.
Sources: Naij.com news, Punch Nigeria