The former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, paramount traditional ruler of Adamawa His Royal Highness Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha has both joined millions of Nigerians in condemning the Thursday bomblast saying that it is unwarranted and callous.
Similarly, former anti corruption czar Mallam Nuhu Ribadu have condemned the attack calling it an act of inhumanity against innocent and law abiding citizens.
While touring the scene of the incident as well as Federal Medical Center Yola and Specialist Hospital Yola, Lamido said that the attack was the handiwork of devilish minds who wanted to truncate the peace and tranquility of the nation.
While commiserating with the victims and members of their family Lamido urged them to remain calm as government will do everything possible to address the issue and bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.
On his part, former Chairman of EFCC Mallam Ribadu in a Press Statement made available to newsmen through his Director of Press Abdul'Aziz Fagge said the attack was callous and needless.
"I just got the heart-wrenching news of a terrible bomb blast near the popular Jimeta market in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State. I am in utter shock and state of devastation.
"I find it quite saddening that for the first time since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency the murderous terrorists have succeeded in shattering the peace of Yola.
"Though the terrorists have gotten away with their plan this time, we should not allow them to tear our spirit. Several of their attempts to penetrate Yola in the past were foiled through efficient government-citizen mechanism of alertness. It can still be done. The people must not be cowered," he said.
Ribadu noted that "Though I am presently far away from home, my thoughts and prayers are with the people.
"Let me use this opportunity to extend my condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack. May the lost of the departed find repose in the nicest of places. May God almighty provide quick healing for the injured victims and recompense those who lost their means of livelihood," he concluded.