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Boko Haram Menace Temporary, Says Jonathan

14 Apr 2014

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President Goodluck Jonathan

  • Urges Nigerians to be observant, security conscious

Jaiyeola Andrews

Following the bomb blast  early hour of Monday at Nyanyan satelite town of Federal capital territory that claimed several lives, President Goodluck Jonathan who expressed shock, said Boko Haram issue was temporary as the country would get over it.

The president visited the scene of the bomb blast with the Senate President, David Mark and Chairman of PDP, Adamu Muazu Ministers, Chief of Defence Staff, service chiefs, and all other very senior government functionaries.

Jonathan on behalf of Nigerians, expressed  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 quiet a number of people, we condole we are 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.

Boko Haram: Over 200 Feared Dead in Nyanya Motor Park Bombing •Several injured being treated at various hospitals •Official figures being awaited •Security beefed up in and around FCT

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