We’ve arrested most terrorists in Nigeria, Says President Jonathan

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Jan 2nd, 2013
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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, said most of the notable terror suspects in the country have been arrested and were in the custody of security agencies.

He, therefore, expressed confidence that the security situation of the country would continue to improve, especially with the prayers of Nigerians.

Speaking at the New Year Service of the All Saints Anglican Church, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, he reiterated his belief that 2013 would be better for Nigerians in terms of improvement in the quality of life.

According to him, “we shall overcome terrorism, kidnapping and armed robbery with more prayers from the church.

“Most of the terror suspects have been arrested. Most people will not know what the security agencies have been doing. The people who bombed Police Headquarters, UN (United Nations) House and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla have been arrested. We will continue to improve security.

“The New Year will be better for the country. We have a huge population and we will continue to provide employment for our people and encourage entrepreneurship.”

Noting that prayers had been helpful in stabilising the country at times of challenge, President Jonathan recalled that “there was a time the country was drifting and everyone thought the country will not endure, but the prayers rescued us.”

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A.

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A.

In his sermon, the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Nicholas Okoh, who noted that the Anglican Church all over the world  was celebrating the naming and circumcision of Jesus Christ, as well as the New year, urged Nigerians to “circumcise their hearts.”

He also challenged politicians, teachers and academics as well as students who dress indecently on campuses to also “circumcise their hearts.”

The First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, read the first lesson taken from Genesis 17: 9-16. Tribune

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