Abuja blast Jonathan: We’ll get over Boko Haram
In the wake of yesterday’s explosion that killed scores of people at Nyanya in Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan has described the Boko Haram insurgency as temporary.
The president said the security agents would continue to work hard, stressing that God willing, the nation would get over insurgency.
“We will do our best. The security services will continue to work very hard, God willing we will get over it. The issue of Boko Haram is temporary. Surely, we will get over it”, he said.
Jonathan, who spoke at the scene of the blast commiserated with the families of the victims.
The president also urged all Nigerians to be observant and vigilant in order to curtail terrorist attacks.
He charged the media to come up with enlightenment programmes on security awareness for Nigerians.
“You can see that I’m here with the Senate President, David Mark and the chairman of PDP, ministers, Chief of Defence Staff, service chiefs and all other very senior government functionaries. Let’s collectively express our condolences to the families of those who suffered directly on the incident.
“I am also commending security services for their prompt action. Though we lost quite a number of people, we condole with our countrymen and women. We will continue to work very hard.
“The issue of Boko Haram is temporary. Government is doing everything to make sure that we move our country forward in spite of all the distractions that want to take us backward. We promise that we will get over it.
“We also want to use this unique opportunity to plead with the media and our great men and women to come up with enlightenment programme for our people.
“Those countries that face terror, they have developed great awareness. If there are unusual movements of vehicles and bags, they call security and based on this, a lot of incidences are contained.
“So, we believe that if people will become observant and all of us become security conscious by the movement of people, we will be able to reduce some of these incidences”, the president said.