Boko Haram planned to attack entire Nigeria – Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said Boko Haram planned to extend its attack to other parts of the country after it attacked Abuja in 2014.

Mr. Jonathan said it was the intention of the insurgents to bring down the nation. He stated this when he attended the revival service of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement at its headquarters in Ijesha, Lagos.

“The idea of the group was to start from the centre of the country and then move to bring the whole country down,” Mr. Jonathan said.

He listed the United Nation’s building, Police Headquarters, Army barracks market and Nyanya Motor Park as some of the places the terrorist organisation attacked in the federal capital.

He said that the efforts of the Federal Government had curtailed the spread of the attacks to other parts of the country, except in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
The president said that insurgency and terrorism were global phenomena that were not peculiar to Nigeria, but added that with international collaboration, the Armed Forces would defeat the extremists.

“We are working hard as a government and with your cooperation, we will rout terrorism. We will work harder to protect all Nigerians.

“We will improve the economy so that people will have jobs so that these distractions about terror will end,” he said.
He thanked members of the church and the Christian community in the country for their intercessory prayers and urged them not to relent.

“We believe we should not campaign in churches but I am here to thank the General Overseer and members of the church for what you are doing.

“Your spiritual work has not only helped members of the church but helped the country,” Mr. Jonathan said.

The General Overseer of the church, Lazarus Muoka, led the congregation through intercessory prayers for God “to bless the nation with unity, peace and stability’’.

The faithful also prayed to God to give the president good health and strength to continue to prosper the nation.

They also prayed for pre-election and post-election peace in the country and for the lord to protect and preserve the president to enable him achieve national prosperity.

(NAN)


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  • hmmmmm

    One word only, Dumbo is really dumbo!

    • smart G

      Curse on him that despised his leader.
      Every leader is appointed by God.
      REPENT or remain cursed.

      • Hassan Lawal

        God was not referring to this kind of Leaders,these are thieves,criminals,ritual-killers and not Leaders.

        • smart G

          Minus tinubu and Amaechi.
          You are an enemy of mankind.
          If Jonathan is bad why has he not been impeached.
          It a fight between Nigerians and enemies of democracy.
          Jonathan must surely win.

      • Markoo1

        I don’t know which god you are referring to, definitely not my God.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Watch the next step, declaration of the State of Emergency or War with Boko Haram, the rag tag almajirees. In order to get rid of Professor Jega to instal Ndigbo. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

    • Progress

      No! In order to invoke the constitutional provision of suspending election until the war is won! Come to think that a Predisdent from a tiny segment of the country will be playing this extremely dangerous game. Israel was involved in Sudan, the country broke up and yet South Sudan has never knew peace. It was involved in Georgia, the country lost a big chunk. JoNothIn visit to Israel is along this line. Unfortunately for him, this is Nigeria. His and his cabal and not Nigeria life will be destroyed.

  • Benson Idahosa

    Mad man!

    • smart G

      You in cure the wrath of God who commanded you to obey and pray for your leader.
      Curse

      • Progress

        You are sick. The true God the Only Absolute will soon visit all plotting against the country with plagues and angusih. Hide they can not hide from His punishment

        • smart G

          It is not by force to impose buhari on me and my children.
          I prefer Jonathan

  • The True Nigerian

    RUBBISH !!!

  • felix

    LAIR LAIR EVEN INSIDE D CHURCH HE STILL TELLIN LIES ITS A SHAME

    • smart G

      Shekau said so.

    • Yusuf

      the church has always been his right place to tell lies. The BH has been taking advantage of our porous borders along Cameroun, Chad and Niger I wonder how they can operate outside their hide outs without more obvious state support.

    • sam

      You tell us the truth

  • Maria

    But Jonathan told us many times that he has pushed the terrorists to the fringes? What he meant by fringes, we still do not know because that statement suggested that those living in the fringes(4 states) are not important. Suddenly now he has realised that terrorists plan to attack the whole of Nigeria. Jonathan will go the way of Laurent Gbagbo… Edwin Clown and those other pushing him will abandon him. Nigeria is not Otuoke….Nigeria is bigger than anyone. Mr Jonathan, your days are numbered.

  • akpan@

    Jona, God dey ur dide, So their plan shall not work against U.

    • Bennie

      Stop using the name of the Lord in vain. He does not think stealing is not corruption. The Lord does not turn away when people are being murdered.

      • sam

        So is buhari saying Abacha is not corrupt. Let me ask you. is Abacha corrupt or not?

  • akpan@

    You are sick. The true God the Only Absolute will soon visit all plotting against the country with plagues and angusih. Hide they can not hide from His punishment

  • akpan@

    ok

  • Yusuf

    this has been your plan all along but our God is up against you, destruction will meet u and your family but Nigerians will be safe and happy by the special grace of our creator

    • John Clement

      We should address our comments before been commented publicly. how will you so called Yusuf be addressing your president in such manner? manner of approach is very needful especially when writing issues in a public column. thanks for your maximum understanding

    • sam

      It will start from your family. You ungrateful northerner. 85% oil blocks that you don’t produce belong to your guys. Yet your human capacity development is zero with all the money in your missed.

  • fresh15

    President Jonathan loves Nigeria and should be encouraged to continue.To me,having elections while some people are losing their lives does not make sense.It is better to flush out Boko Haram so that Nigerians can relax and vote.I support the move.

    • Bennie

      So now you care about the North? I’m glad to know. Even though it took you 6 years.

      • sam

        The northaners have benefited more from GEJ’s administration more than order. Please at least appreciate that and stop complaining. Out of 14 new federal universities, the North has 9 alone. What you guys need most there is education for human capacity development and GEJ’S administration has provided that even with good roads. Ole .

    • Bennie

      All of you who call yourselves Christians either don’t have any idea what it means to be a Christian or y’all are being fed a healthy dose of ganja.

  • sam

    GEJ what are you doing to yourself? remember gbagbo of ivory coast? u want a taste of his pudding? ok carry on

    • sam

      Please change your name. Your type should not bear my name online you anti-jonathan

      • sam

        point of correction! I am not anti-jonathan, I am only concerned about the final outcome of this beer palour political gimmick period. And as for the name, I will consider your request in due time but until then, go boil an egg.

  • G4

    This man is worse than abacha the problem is that he does not have the sense or intelligence of abacha.

    • sam

      But your buhari which you and others see as angel said abacha is not a thieve, but a good man. Watch your word. This is the most humble and president and vice Nigeria ever produce.

      • tundemash

        you are right, very humble hence he had to honour Abacha with a national honour and dicontinued the trial of Abacha’s son for monet stolen ! D@ft you are .

  • benji

    All those who see the postponement as President’s plan are not wise enough. Even Jega himself who said he was ready, at the press briefing said he will use this extension to perfect training of adhoc staffs, pvc distribution, etc. I think his readiness would have made all the process a flop. We should all not that this is the first time election is being fixed to February. The constitution says that election should be at most a month before handing over date. Please we should be careful of our speech/writeup Thank you all and remain blessed.

    • Bennie

      Shut up nitwit

  • dave

    Jonathan you need to fear God.Stop going to churches to lie.

  • August January

    Liar! Jonathan is not only corrupt but also a bloody liar. The more he visits churches in order to deceive more and more unsuspecting Nigerians that he’s a Christian, the more he’ll be rejected in heaven and on earth