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House Speaker upbeat Nigeria will overcome Boko Haram

06 July 2015, 12:18Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed concern at the mass killings and bombing of churches and mosque by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.

Turaki Hassan, spokesperson of Dogara said the motive of the terrorists was to instill fear in Nigerians by engaging in mass killings of hapless citizens.

However, the Speaker said that, Nigeria and Nigerians would never succumb to terrorism the Islamic militant group was perpetrating.

He urged Nigerians not to despair.

“We shall overcome,” his spokesperson quoted him as saying.

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 “I want to use to medium to call on all men and women of faith, Christians and Muslims alike to intensify prayers to God as Nigeria is in dire need of divine intervention from the almighty God to overcome.”

Dogara was hopeful of divine intervention.

 “With God on our side, there is no challenge that is insurmountable. I have strong conviction in my heart that this too, shall pass away.”

He praised the efforts of the security agencies in fighting the insurgents.

The Speaker meanwhile commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for visiting Borno and Adamawa states recently where he reiterated the Federal government`s desire to rebuild the region.

- CAJ News


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