1.1 The Code Group had issued a statement on the State of the Nation which was carried in Daily Trust, Leadership, Peoples Daily and Thisday newspapers between March 21st and 23rd 2012. The statement highlighted the security and other challenges facing the nation, including the danger posed by Boko Haram, and offered suggestions on how best to tackle them. Unfortunately, since that statement, many more deaths and destructions had occured again. Newspaper houses both in Abuja and Kaduna as well as university campuses in Kano and Gombe were bombed. Innocent people were either killed by the blasts or shot as they flee the carnage. We condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms and offer our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. According to the teachings of Islam, no one is allowed to take another person’s life unjustly.