President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured Nigerians and persons living in the country that the Federal Government remains very mindful of its responsibility for the safety of their lives and properties in all parts of Nigeria and will continue to do everything possible to protect them from the scourge of terrorism and insecurity.
The President said this in a statement signed by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
He expressed concern about the plight of the young Senior Secondary School girls who were reportedly abducted from their school in Borno State on Monday, saying he has ordered the military and national security agencies to deploy maximum efforts towards rescuing all of the girls and returning them safely to their parents.
He welcomed reports that the military and security agencies have already rescued some of the girls, but expressed deep regrets over the pain, sorrow and anguish brought upon many Nigerian families with the spate of attacks in recent days.
The President said he remains convinced that with the patriotic commitment and support of all Nigerians, the country will ultimately overcome its present challenges and move forward in unity and strength.
He therefore tasked politicians in the country to exhibit greater responsibility and patriotism by doing more to support his administration’s sincere efforts to enhance national security rather than trying to build political capital out of the pain and misery of their compatriots.