Xmas Day Bombings: Jonathan condemns attacks, vows to ensure justice

St Theresa's Church...after the blast

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the blasts that at Madalla,Niger, Damaturu, Yobe and Jos, Plateau States as dastardly acts that should be condemned by all well meaning Nigerians.

He said the bombing of innocent citizens on a day millions of people all over the world were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ is a dastardly act that must attract the rebuke of all peace-loving Nigerians.

“These acts of violence against innocent citizens are an unwarranted affront on our collective safety and freedom.” 

President Jonathan, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati,  said  “Nigerians must stand as one to condemn them.”

Mr. Jonathan, the statement further  said, also  expressed his heartfelt condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones to the attacks. “I ask God, in His infinite mercies, to grant these innocent souls eternal rest, and give their families the fortitude to bear this painful loss,” he said.

He also said the unfortunate incidents had spoiled the celebratory mood across the country,while also assuring  Nigerians that his government remained resolute in resolving the security challenges that confront the nation.

“I want to reassure all Nigerians that Government will not relent in its determination to bring to justice all the perpetrators of today’s acts of violence and all others before now,” he said. 

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