Nigeria would have been in turmoil if Buhari was killed- Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the country would have been in turmoil if former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari and top Islamic preacher, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi have been killed in the recent terrorists attack in Kaduna.
The duo last Wednesday escaped assassination when the Islamic sect, Boko Haram detonated twin bombs in Kaduna State.
Jonathan spoke while receiving muslim leaders in the Federal Capital Territory on 2014 Eid-el-Fitri Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa.
“You can imagine if these two people had died in those attacks. Shiek Bauchi is one of our top Islamic preachers, he has millions of followers, Buhari former Head of State, a leading political figure has massive supporters.
“On the same day people wanted to kill them, those who plan the attacks are clearly sons of the devil. Because if they had killed these two people we wouldn’t have been here today, this country would have been in tumoil, we couldn’t have gathered here to celebrate.
“We thank Allah for saving their lives and preventing a major calamity that would have befallen our country. I use this opportunity to call on all Nigerians to work with govt to see that collectively we bring to an end the excesses of Boko haram and other terrorist groups. We are doing everything humanly possible to end it,” Jonathan stated.
Noting that the major news around the globe are always about conflicts and deaths, the President who said he fasted during the month of Ramadan, said that the fasting period is time to reflect and time to be our neighbour’s keepers.
He condoled with to the families of those who died in the attacks and those injured and appealed to clerics in the country when preaching to their followers to always preach peace and unity and not the gospel of hate.
According, to him, Nigeria cannot develop without peace and unity.
“In a conflict situation people move away from such zones and we cannot develop our communities, our local governments, states and our country in a conflict situation, ” the President said