Friday, July 4, 2014

President Jonathan deplores assault to churches near Chibok

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with dismay and
consternation reports of the attacks by Boko Haram on churches in
villages near Chibok, Borno State.
The President also observed the renewed targeting by Boko Haram of
adherents of a particular religion and urged all lovers of peace and
unity to wholly condemn the resurgence of the efforts by agents of
global terrorism to disunite and destabilize Nigeria and callously
instigating violence among religious groups in the country.

In statement delivered by the Special Adviser to the President on
Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati lately, President Jonathan was of
the view of most learned Islamic leaders and scholars that no true
Muslim will resort to the mindless killing of innocent people at any
time, especially not during the holy month of Ramadan to redress any
perceived grievance.

The President expressed the belief that the Sunday June 29, 2014
attacks on churches and other similar atrocities by Boko Haram are
conclusive proof, if any is still needed that its leaders and members
are thoroughly misguided persons, who are only using religion as a
cover for their reprehensible crimes against their countrymen and

He further charged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious
beliefs to resist this new attempt to undermine the nation's firm and
collective resolve to unite in full support of its armed forces and
security agencies against the vicious perpetrators of the brutal
attacks on innocent citizens.
Goodluck Jonathan assured all Nigerians that the Federal Government
and the national security agencies will continue to intensify the
on-going efforts to end the Boko Haram's senseless attacks, until the
terrorists are routed and totally defeated.

He commiserated with the families and churches that have lost loved
their ones, members and places of worship during the Sunday attacks.

Reference: FMF

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