We will be more forceful on terror groups, says Jonathan
The Federal Government will no longer treat terror groups, terrorising Nigeria with kid-glove.
President Goodluck Jonathan gave this indication on Thursday during bilateral talks with Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba at the Conference Hall of the Namibia State House.
According to him, the federal government has decided to be more forceful in curtailing the activities of the Boko Haram group that is unleashing terror in the some States of the North-East region.
He solicited the support of his Namibian counterpart and other leaders in stamping out terrorism globally.
He said: “The issue of global terror is worrisome and in Nigeria, we believe that a terror attack on anywhere in the world is a terror attack on everyone. It may be more in one country compare to the other, for instance, in the North Eastern parts of Nigeria, three states out of 36 states, we are having incidence of terror.
“Initially, we handle it with kid-glove but now we have decided to be a little more forceful because we must thrash out these terror groups. We must not allow it to continue to slow down economic growth in that part of the country.
“With the terror attacks in that part of the country, the rest of the country feel it because Nigerians live everywhere. In these other parts, there is always the fear that if you do not tackle it, it will infiltrate in these other parts.
“We will work together to ensure that terror attack is stamped out globally and in Nigeria we are committed,” he said
President Jonathan thanked Pohamba for his country’s support to Nigeria on the election as non-permanent member of the UN.
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