- Posted April 23, 2014 by
‘Nigeria will triumph over her challenges,’ says President Goodluck Jonathan
Even in this time of despair in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that everything would be alright and that no religious or political acrimony can dissipate the country. The president declared this boldly on Easter Sunday when the FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed and Sen. Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT), visited him in the Abuja Villa.
“The nation is going through some challenges’, said the president. “But there is hope as Nigeria will overcome every one of them”.
The rising of Boko Haram in the country has instigated a lot of panic and antisocial in the country as the group continues to cause chaos and killing without any sign of abating. At the onslaught of their career, it was reported that their intention is to seek Islamic state, killing Christians and bombing churches in the northerly region of the nation. But now, it is going more than that as they are also killing antagonizing Muslims. Reports revealed that they have maimed 1,500 lives in this year alone, as well as causing multiple injuries and commotion in the northern part of the country.
Recently, the group unleashed a fearful bomb explosion in Abuja, the country capital that killed lest than 75 people. The terrorist claimed to be the mastermind behind the bomb explosion by releasing a video tape on the net, and taunting the president, denouncing the United Nation, and warning of more disasters and dead lives to be exhaled. The leader of the group, Abubakar Ahakau, addressed the president as, “We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja.’’ He also lamented the reason behind their action;
“Yes, we did it. We carried out the attack because you kill Muslims in Plateau. You kill Muslims in every country of the world. Why don’t you global tyrants talk when Muslims are killed in Afghanistan? Why don’t you talk when Muslims were killed in Iraq? And they are still being killed. Why don’t you talk when Muslims are killed in the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and now Yemen, Mali, Azerbaijan, Shishan, Pakistan?
“Why were you not complaining when our Muslim brethren were killed in Plateau, their wives were forcefully taken and defiled, and if they give birth, their children were being killed? So because of that tiny incident that happened in Abuja, everybody is out there making an issue out of it across the globe.”
“Yes, I am the dreaded Shekau: the one even Obama fears; not even Obama, even if Pharaoh were alive today he would reckon with me [laughs]. To hell with the United Nations, to hell with Ban Ki Moon; to hell with Obama. Yes we did the bombing in Nyanya, we did it.”
This made a mass of Nigerians headaches as they could not comprehend why the regime could not still eradicate the insurgent Islamic terrorists. As this grim news was still flying around, there was another hysteria news as more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram.
With this going on, the president is still assuring Nigerians that everything would be alright, but the Nigerians are anxious as Boko Harem is threatening to escalate more violence.