July 7, 2011

Boko Haram: Nigeria is at crossroads, says Jonathan

 By Kingsley Omonobi
Apparently troubled by the persistence of Boko Haram’s attack and the killing of innocent Nigerians, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, said that Nigeria was at a crossroad regarding the spate of bombings and insecurity witnessed recently. He said it was uncalled for.

Jonathan, who made the disclosure in Uyo at the grand finale of activities to mark this year’s Armed Forces day celebration, also ordered an immediate review of the terms and conditions of service of personnel of the Armed Forces, noting that the welfare of personnel shall remain a top priority of his administration at all times.

On his part, Akwa Ibom state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, disclosed that the menace of the Boko Haram is a challenge to all the Governors in the country and not the problem of the Northern Governors alone.

Represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, Jonathan said: “Let me say that the spate of insecurity that we have witnessed recently, including bomb explosions and violence in parts of the country is uncalled for.”