Jonathan hails Buhari’s call for unity as pa­tri­otic

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan has de­scribed as pa­tri­otic, Re­tired Gen­eral Muham­madu Buhari’s call for na­tional unity against ter­ror­ism.

The pres­i­dent, in a state­ment last night by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, com­mended Buhari for his “very states­man-like views on ter­ror­ism and in­se­cu­rity in Nigeria” as ex­pressed in his ar­ti­cle which was pub­lished by the me­dia over the past two days.

Ac­cord­ing to Abati, Jonathan be­lieves that the po­si­tion taken by Buhari is that of a true pa­triot, re­spected for­mer head of state, revered el­der states­man and na­tion­al­ist.

He said the pres­i­dent wel­comed Buhari’s call on all Nige­ri­ans to re­main stead­fast and work in unity to over­come ter­ror­ists and other mer­chants of death who cur­rently threaten na­tional se­cu­rity.

The pres­i­den­tial spokesman said his boss fully shared Buhari’s view that a mi­nor­ity must never be al­lowed to bring the na­tion to its knees through ter­ror.

“He (Jonathan) has noted Gen­eral Buhari’s rec­om­men­da­tion that the na­tion’s counter-ter­ror­ism strate­gies be fur­ther fine-tuned and wel­comes his kind of­fer of sup­port and co-oper­a­tion in deal­ing with the chal­lenge of ter­ror­ism,” Abati said.

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