Nigeria working hard to improve security in Northeast ahead of 2015 elections – Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said Monday in Abuja that Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies will sustain and intensify ongoing operations against insurgents in the country’s North-eastern states to achieve significantly improved security there ahead of the 2015 general elections.

This was disclosed in a statement by Mr. Jonathan’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati.

Speaking at an audience with the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Uriel Palti, Mr. Jonathan said that Nigeria will also continue to work with neighbouring countries for the effective implementation of the regional security arrangements which were recently concluded to enhance multilateral cooperation against extremism, terrorism, insurgency and other cross-border crimes.

The president told the Israeli Ambassador that the Federal Government was actively and progressively enhancing the ability of Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies to deal decisively with terrorists and insurgents.

Mr. Jonathan added that the positive effects of steps taken by his administration in this regard will become increasingly apparent very soon.

The Israeli ambassador conveyed the condolences of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to President Jonathan and the people of Nigeria on the loss of lives in recent terrorist attacks.

He thanked Mr. Jonathan for his recent visits to Israel.


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  • mib

    The FG always says one thing and do. The other, this is the worst government, for it has failed to bring an end to insurgency (boko haram). And pls why did d FG released the plane what was d conclusion of the investigation why did sheriff visit the plane.

  • Chris1408

    Don’t tell us, show us. We’ve been hearing this junk for too long. Show us oga Jonathan

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    For the past five years tenure,you failed woefully to provide security of life and property for average Nigerians and 219-Boko Haram abuducted Chibok govt.secondary school girls are still in Boko Haram custody and Jonathan expect Nigerians to be hoodwink again with false promises and ineffective government against corruption virus that is gradually killing Nigeria?Bye and bye Ebele Jonathan,as Nigerians elect new president to move our nation forward.

  • Bambam

    John..let me tell you why you need to tackle corruption and not just pay lip-service to it..apart from the fact that corruption in places like the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) leads to the emergence of violent extremists and easy recruitment of disenfranchised youths..it also creates hatred for the US and the West who they know harbour all the stolen wealth of their countries..while they languish in need..The US cannot continue to build its wealth on the toil and labour of other nations..especially the UK..Your government needs to get involved in doing legitimate businesses with the expertise and comparative advantage you have over many other nations not through stealing and theft..

    Corruption also fuels a lot of social injustice..drug trafficking and use..inequality..racism (which mostly a product of richer white folks or Europeans looking down on poorer blacks or immigrants)…corruption is a crime against humanity..as it destroys societies and makes it difficult for social order and cohesion..corruption is a ticking time-bomb that does no nation good..the more you let this international programme of corruption to continue..the more you wipe out a generation of destinies who become despondent and fight back..through terror..crime..anti-social behaviour..and racial hatred..surely if not all the manifestations of corruption gets to your shores..surely terror and crime will..and that is never good news..its time to kill corruption..or corruption would kill world civilisation and humanity!!