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Jonathan urged the country’s leaders and the citizens to be vigilant, noting that members of Boko Haram, who claimed responsibility for last Friday’s serial attacks in the state were not spirits but identifiable criminals, who should be fished out and prosecuted both now and in the future.
He said the government was determined to end all acts of terrorism and other security challenges facing the country.
Dressed in a black caftan and a black cap during a visit to Kano to condole with the state government and victims of the bomb explosions, the President charged Nigerian to be conscious of the activities of their neighbours.
The President said those behind the violence were “mere mortals that live among the people,” he noted that it behoves on peace-loving Nigerians to be security conscious and be on the alert at all times.
Lamenting the loss of several lives in the attacks, Jonathan said: “Those who perpetrate this dastardly acts are not spirits, they live freely with us in the society and the security challenges they pose have now made it incumbent on us to be extra vigilant of what our next door neighbour does. By so doing, we will overcome the evil forces.”
He told Bayero that the importance of Kano in the sub-Saharan Africa could not be compromised and promised to ensure increased security presence in the state and other strategic locations in the country.
The President, who visited the injured in the hospitals, commiserated with the people and government of Kano State over the unfortunate incident. He later inspected the Police Headquarters in Kano, which was also attacked by the terrorists, before he left for Abuja. ...Read More...