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Monday, 14 April 2014

Abuja blast: Jonathan vows to end insurgency

Abuja blast: Jonathan vows to end insurgency

President Jonathan looked at one of the blast victims during his visit to the Asokoro General Hospital on Monday.

by: Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday vowed to do everything possible to end insurgency in the country.
The President spoke while being conducted round the scene of the Abuja motor park blast on Monday morning.
He maintained that the issue of Boko Haram is temporary and that Nigeria will overcome it.
Jonathan, who was accompanied to the scene by the Senate President, David Mark, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Muazu, National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, condoled with the families of those who lost their lives and ordered best medical services to be given to the injured.
He also ordered tight security around the city. From the scene, Jonathan also visited some of the victims hospitalized at the Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja. He was conducted round the emergency wards of the hospital by the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Abubakar Adamu.
At the scene of the blast, he said: “You can see that I’m here with the Senate President, David Mark and Chairman of PDP, Ministers, CDS and service chiefs, and all other very senior government functionaries. Let us collectively express our condolences to the families of those who suffered directly on the incident.”
“I am also commending security services for their prompt action. Though we lost quite a number of people, we condole our countrymen and women. We will continue to work very hard.”
“The issue of Boko Haram is temporary. Government is doing everything to make sure that we move our country forward in spite of all the distractions that want to take us backward. We promise that we will get over it.” He went on:
“We also want to use this unique opportunity to plead with the media and our great men and women, to come up with enlightenment programme for our people. Those countries that face terror they have developed great awareness. If there are unusual movement of vehicles and bags, they called security and base on this a lot of incidences are contained.”
“So we believe that if people will become observant and all of us become security conscious by the movement of people, we will be able to reduce some of these incidences.” “We will do our best, the security services will continue to work very hard, God willing we will get over it. The issue of Boko Haram is temporary surely we will get over it.”
TheNation

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