President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday afternoon visited Emab Plaza, Abuja where a deadly bomb ignited by the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram killed at least 21 people on Wednesday.
President Goodluck Jonathan
According to Vanguard, the president, who returned from his African Union engagement also paid visit to the victims of the deadly attack in the hospital were they were being treated for various injuries.
Jonathan, while lamenting the incident described the increasing insurgency as “one of the darkest phases in the history of Nigeria.
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“Nigerians are struggling, thinking about how to contribute to (the) nation’s development and working very hard to take care of their families (while) others are busy to kill people” Jonathan said. “It is regrettable, But surely we will get over it”.
The president, who left the conference on Thursday to return to Abuja because of the tragedy has planned to attend the second day of talks at the ongoing summit in Equatorial Guinea.
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Meanwhile, this recent attack by Boko Haram has made residents of Abuja and other well meaning Nigerians to be apprehensive over the growing strength of the sect, especially as this makes it the third major attack on the country’s capital since April 2014.
According to some analysts, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Boko Haram appears to be capable of launching an offensive wherever they want, especially in the remote villages located in the sect’s North-eastern stronghold, as well as popular commercial targets near the parliament.
It would be recalled that on Wednesday, President Goodluck Jonathan said the activities of the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram is worse than Nigeria’s civil war. The sect, whose onslaught has claimed many lives is believed to be funded from outside Africa, according to a revelation made by the Ethiopia Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.
However, the sect’s activities is expected to end soon because the United States Government has given the Nigerian Government a special weapon that would help put an end to their bloodbath.