Jonathan to insurgents: You can’t disintegrate Nigeria
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Boko Haram insurgents could not disintegrate Nigeria.
Jonathan said this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday while receiving a delegation of Abuja residents who paid him homage at Easter.
According to him, hope remains that Nigeria will overcome its current travails.
“Yes, as a nation, we are having tribulations; but surely, Nigeria has hope. Surely, we will overcome these tribulations. Even those who think that this country will divide, those who think the country will be divided into North, South, East and West; no way! Boko Haram will not disintegrate this country,” he said.
Jonathan said not only was his administration working very hard to tackle the present challenges, but was also changing its approaches to the ongoing war against terrorism.
The president reassured Nigerians that God willing, the Boko Haram sect would be eliminated.
He noted that the support rendered by Nigerians to the victims of the Nyanya bomb explosion indicated that no criminal group funded within or outside Nigeria could disintegrate the country.
“Easter is the most important ceremony in Christian faith. Without his resurrection, our faith would have been in vain. His resurrection gives us hope. Just like Christ told the people when he was alive that in the world, you will have tribulations, but there is hope for you,” Jonathan said.
“Most of you are aware that when Nyanya was bombed, Nigerians from all religions and tribes participated in the evacuation of people who were injured even before security agents arrived. People donated more blood than required.
Thanking Nigerians for their prayers, Jonathan pledged he and those working with him would do their best to bring development to the country.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Bala Mohammed who led the delegation to the president, commended Nigerians for their responses during the Nyanya explosion.
The minister assured that his administration would work hard to make Abuja safe for all Nigerians.