By Nnamdi Ojiego
…condemns Jos church bombing
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians not to despair or be discouraged by the persistence of attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic sect, assuring that his government is winning the war against terrorists and would continue to progressively destroy their ability to unleash murderous attacks on peaceful, law-abiding Nigerians.
President Jonathan gave this assurance while commiserating with the families of the victims of the Sunday morning bomb attack on the St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church, Jos as well as the entire congregation of the Church and the government and people of Plateau State.
He reiterated his administration’s total condemnation of the attack and all other terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians and reassured all Nigerians and friends of the country that the federal government was doing everything possible to end the spate of mindless attacks and killings in parts of the country.
According him, “it is worthy of note that in recent weeks, national security agencies have identified and arrested more of these agents of darkness than at any other time. Their hideouts and modus operandi are also being consistently exposed.”
While calling on the populace to remain patient and refrain from taking matters into their own hands, President Jonathan assured them that government would continue to build on the recent successes by security agencies until terrorism is totally defeated in the country with the support, cooperation and solidarity of all patriotic citizens.