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Jonathan chides Jos terror attack

21 May 2014, 07:36Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the bomb blasts in Jos, Plateau State.

About 50 people died after the twin bombings.

He described the perpetrators of the deadly as “cruel” and “evil”, according to Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Jos, Plateau State, describing the perpetrators of this tragic assault on human freedom as cruel and evil. He has also directed all relevant agencies to mobilise support and relief efforts in aid of the victims. The President extends his heartfelt sympathies to the affected families and persons,” Abati stated.

 He said President Jonathan assured all Nigerians that government remained fully committed to winning the war against terror and this administration would not be cowed by the atrocities of enemies of human progress and civilization.

Abati added that the President also expressed Nigeria’s deepest appreciation to the international community on the success of the recent Summit in Paris on the security situation in Nigeria hosted by the President of France, Francois Hollande.

He the President reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to the implementation of the resolutions reached by the Summit, in addition to existing measures already being taken by the administration to combat terrorism and ensure the safety of lives.

 According to Abati, President Jonathan said the Federal Government of Nigeria is prepared to strengthen existing mechanisms to ensure the immediate implementation of the resolutions of the summit.

– CAJ News

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