Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Boko Haram planned nationwide attacks —Jonathan

By News Express on 07/02/2015

Views: 2,499


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said various attacks by Boko Haram in Abuja were planned to extend to parts of the country with the intention of bringing down the nation.

He stated this when he attended the revival service of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement at its headquarters in Ijesha, Lagos.

“The idea of the group was to start from the centre of the country and then move to bring the whole country down,” Jonathan said.

He listed the United Nation’s building, Police Headquarters, Army barracks market and Nyanya Motor Park as some of the places the terrorist organisation attacked in the federal capital.

He, however, said that the efforts of the Federal Government had curtailed the spread of the attacks to other parts of the country, except in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The president said that insurgency and terrorism were global phenomena that were not peculiar to Nigeria, but added that with international collaboration, the Armed Forces would defeat the extremists.

“We are working hard as a government and with your cooperation, we will rout terrorism,” he said, adding: “We will work harder to protect all Nigerians. We will improve the economy so that people will have jobs so that these distractions about terror will end.”

Jonathan thanked members of the church and the Christian community in the country for their intercessory prayers and urged them not to relent.

“We believe we should not campaign in churches but I am here to thank the General Overseer and members of the church for what you are doing. Your spiritual work has not only helped members of the church but helped the country,” he said.

The General Overseer of the church, Pastor Lazarus Muoka, led the congregation through intercessory prayers for God “to bless the nation with unity, peace and stability.”

The faithful also prayed to God to give the president good health and strength to continue to prosper the nation.

They equally prayed for pre-election and post-election peace in the country and for the Lord to protect and preserve the president to enable him to achieve national prosperity.

•Adapted from a NAN report. Photo shows President Jonathan speaking in church.

Source News Express

Posted 07/02/2015 7:55:08 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
2019: PDP cautions erring campaign groups

CBN set to clear backlog of forex demands...

Stranded whale butchered in Lekki (Lagos)

Saraki mourns ex-Nasarawa Governor, Akwe Doma

Thousands of South Africans march for Zuma’s removal...

How Chinese operators killed Nigeria’s textile industry

Bombardier is cutting 5,000 jobs

Court sentences priest to 20 years imprisonment for...

Political parties to reach 200 by 2023 —...

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: Drug abuse killed pop star Goldie!

NYSC Batch ‘B’ stream II orientation holds in...

Plateau House of Assembly impeaches speaker

 

Latest News How Fulani vigilante will work in South East — Miyetti Allah Chairman Police shortlist candidates for recruitment Boko Haram kills 29 in fresh Borno onslaught Troops eliminate dozens of terrorists, recover weapons Imo: Okorocha, wife carted away 67 vehicles, ADC 5, Task Force alleges JAMB withdraws UTME results of 4 candidates Akpabio parading fake results, INEC tells Akwa Ibom tribunal Niger Delta leaders urge adequate funding of Amnesty Programme, hail Dokubo No going back on August 1 clampdown on number plates violation — FRSC World Bank giving $4bn grants to states ― NGF boss 24 bandits killed in Kaduna, Kano, Niger states 2019 Elections: Tribunal adjourns hearing of Atiku, PDP’s petition to July 1

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (499,001 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (427,502 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,890 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,594 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (278,388 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (245,091 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,666 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,699 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (215,606 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,904 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,792 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,861 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,328) Business Verdict (75) Columnists (1,056) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,628) Interview (185) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (314) News (47,847) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,073) Religion (1,033) Sports (2,053) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera