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.