Thursday 9 May 2013

Jonathan Deplores Attack On Bama

Jonathan Deplores Attack On BamaPresident Goodluck Jonathan has deplored Tuesday’s attack by armed terrorists on Bama, Borno State which claimed scores of lives.
An early morning attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Tuesday, a military spokesman said had left 22 prison officers, 14 prison officials and 13 Boko Haram combatant dead with the town’s police station, military barracks and government buildings being burned to the ground.
A press statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Rueben Abati, said the President "believes that the continuation of such callous and wanton attacks of innocent Nigerians, government facilities and security formations flies in the face of ongoing efforts to establish a workable framework for dialogue and the peaceful resolution of security challenges in Northern Nigeria.
"The President warns that the Federal Government’s consideration of dialogue as an option for the elimination of some current threats to security should not be seen as a weakening of its resolve and determination to use all the forces at its disposal to crush all brazen affronts to the powers and sovereignty of the Nigerian nation".
The statement added that the President urges the armed forces and police not to be disheartened or daunted by the loss of their colleagues, but to remain focused and undeterred in discharging their responsibility for the security of lives and property in all parts of Nigeria with the assurance that the Federal Government will continue to give the Armed Forces and Police the fullest possible support to enhance their ability to meet the continuing challenges of terrorism and insurgency.

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