BY CALEB AYANSINA
ABUJA – PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, weekend, expressed the Federal Government readiness to stop the acts of terrorism perpetuated by the Boko Haram sect in the North-East of Nigeria.
The President, who stated this at the 2014 maiden edition of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) annual summit with the theme ‘Church and State Partnership in Providing Quality Education for the Nigerian People’ decried the deterioration of values and morals owing to poor educational policies.
Jonathan assured of governments efforts to confront the challenge of insurgency in the country, while urging the gathering to pray for Nigeria to overcome her current problems.
He said; “I urge you to pray for our dear country to speedily overcome the current challenges we faced, especially, insurgency, terrorism and the heinous killings of innocent children in schools.”
Speaking further on terrorism and the wanton killing of students in Yobe State, President Jonathan further stated that “I believe that with your devote prayers and the strategies we have put in place, we shall surely surmount these challenges.”
Senate President, David Mark kicked against the approach of the Boko Haram sect in the killing of students .
According to Mark, the brutal murdering of students was barbaric, adding that “I condemned the senseless and gruesome killings by the so-called disgruntled elements.”
“That’s not the way to express grievances,” Mark said.