In spite of the security situation, the country is still largely safe and secure – Jonathan

A statement emerging from the president of the nation, Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday has insisted that Nigeria remained safe in spite of bombings. He therefore urged Nigerians not to entertain any fear in their daily activities.

The statement, released on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, stressed that it was in the character of insurgency worldwide to “audaciously attack institutions that will promote maximum fears in the heart of the citizenry.”

He said, “It is not surprising, therefore that as a consequence of the recent activities of the insurgents, some dailies reported that ‘nowhere is safe in Nigeria’. In truth and in reality, this statement is not correct… President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan wishes to assure Nigerians that in spite of this situation, the country is still largely safe and secure… President Jonathan wishes to state categorically of his unwavering commitment and determination to fight insecurity wherever they are found in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, while speaking at the second session of the First Synod of the Diocese of Ogbia, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Sunday, where the president was represented by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Jonathan has called on religious leaders to remain steadfast in their prayers for peace and stability in the country.


  1. i do not expect sincere statement from the Presidency. All politically elected and appointed officers are afraid of taking decisive action tha will jeopardise their position. Time will tell.

  2. Of course Aso Rock/ Presidential Villa is safe but Mr President should remember that his Villa has no place for Nigerian Masses. We should all keep calm while our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers are being maimed and sent to an untimely seppuku. We are tired of Mr Goodluck’s inaction so he should do something now or wait for mass negative reactions from the citizens.


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