Jonathan condemns Kano, Yobe bombings; says Boko Haram facing extinction

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday condemned the multiple suicide bombings that have killed dozens between Monday and Tuesday in Yobe and Kano States, saying the Boko Haram sect, suspected in the attacks, is facing extinction as a result of fierce bombardments by federal troops.

A suicide bomber had on Monday detonated a bomb in Potiskum, and another on Tuesday.
In Kano, another suicide bomber also struck on Tuesday.

Death tolls in the three attacks have exceeded 50.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the president said Boko Haram’s use of suicide bombing on soft targets in the wake of the ongoing rapid recovery by Nigerian troops and their multinational allies showed the sect was being defeated.

“The President shares the grief of all the bereaved families and is deeply saddened by the continued loss of many innocent lives at the hands of misguided and desperate fanatics who are now feeling the heat of the intense counter –insurgency operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces,” said the statement.
Read the president’s statement below.

BOKO HARAM’S REVERSION TO SUICIDE BOMBING OF SOFT TARGETS, ACT OF A DESPERATE SECT FACING EXTINCTION

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan condemns the reversion by the terrorist group, Boko Haram to the callous bombing of soft targets in parts of Nigeria in the wake of the ongoing rapid recovery by gallant Nigerian troops and their multinational allies of areas formerly controlled by the sect.

President Jonathan commiserates with all families who have lost loved ones in the bombings which continued today with attacks on Kano and Potiskum.

The President shares the grief of all the bereaved families and is deeply saddened by the continued loss of many innocent lives at the hands of misguided and desperate fanatics who are now feeling the heat of the intense counter –insurgency operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces.

The President assures all Nigerians and the people of the North-Eastern states in particular that the days of mourning victims of incessant terrorist attacks in the country will soon be over as the tide has now definitely turned against Boko Haram.

President Jonathan further assures the people of Nigeria that the gallant, courageous and patriotic officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, supported with new platforms, equipment and logistics provided by the Federal Government will carry the ongoing operations against the terrorists through to a successful conclusion in the shortest possible time.

He affirms that his administration will continue to take all necessary action to guarantee the success of ongoing military operations against the terrorist group and drastically reduce its ability to take and hold territory or recruit, groom and brainwash young persons to undertake suicide bombing attacks on soft targets.


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  • the truth

    You are winning the war mr president. The neutrals see your hard work. Sensing defeat they have started their normal antics, they are accusing you of wiping the north, they are accusing u of trying to coach shekau to implicate them. I cant trust a person that can’t provide his certificate, i cant trust a person that tells the world he is in london only for us to find out he was actually in abuja, i cant trust a person that tells me killing boko haram is a war against the north, neither can i support a person that claims the baboon and dog will soak in blood, or someone that has the blood of 13 corp members and 15,000 lives on his head.

    • George Ager.A

      Your name should be the lie!

      • Julea

        You are a liar, since your father was one too.

        • George Ager.A

          You faceless one, go and give yourself a blow job!

    • the Real Truth

      the Truth your comment really confirmed to me that white men are right when they say we Africans some of us are like animals and if given guns they will shoot at their brothers and sisters why cant we reason this is not about Buhari anymore if APC want let them change him but GEJ must Go he went to Kano and Dance a day after a bomb attack kill over 100 people in his country and he let the Boko haram to continue for 6 years now that there is election he wants to kill them all in 6 weeks, so all this long he can defeat them? and note this I am A muslim and am not a terrorist Boko Haram are just claiming islam but they are not part of us

      • Julea

        Boko Haram and ISIS in Babylon and Al Shabaab are all established on the principles of islam and the false prophet mahomet, since they are merely emulating him. None of these players are just claiming islam, they are in fact enacting the legacy of mahomet and his companions by practisign their religion of unholy jihad on the rest of humanity. Reject islam, embrace life.

    • Julea

      You speak with the tongue of objectivity and the clarity of a wise person. The many should take heed, and reject the islamic jihad on humanity as a cult that needs to be eliminated so that mankind can continue in peace.

  • kelebook

    Re: The Truth, you are mad with the comment you made below

  • kelebook

    Jonathan is not going to get any vote from us in the East.

    • Etomi

      Shut up!

      • kelebook

        How much them pay u?

    • larry

      Hahahaha bokoharam are clowns 🙂

  • abc

    So, now that election is around the coner Mr. Dumbo have learnt how to condemn attacks on innocent civilians and to sympathise with the families of the lost one. Why not keep condemning attacks in France and not giving a damn on those happening in the North. Useless drunkard, your days in Aso Rock are Numbered. That will not change any thing for your information, rather than rubbing salt to our injuries. We will March over your face.

    • Julea

      down with islam…

  • Maria

    Why would condemn what you sent your foot soldiers to carry out for electoral gains?

  • edith

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  • ALBERT

    Nigerians will simply not recognized Nigeria anymore if this drunkard continue to rule. Under Jonathan, the Nigerian state has practically collapsed as Nigerians have no central govt or security to protect their lives and property. What most Nigerians are oblivious of is that, we no longer have a country and an effective central govt but a propagandist and a rogue regime. It is rather worrying that, Nigerians are being killed daily yet no one is held responsible or takes responsibility for all these security lapse and dereliction of duties. All we hear and read are copy and paste messages of condemnation from SA to the President. In other saner climes, the killing of just a citizen is interpreted as an attack against the nation, state and people. In Nigeria and under Jonathan, it is business as usual as no investigations are carried out and we are forced to speedily conclude that, it is BOKO Haram. Was the October 1st Eagle square bombings carried out by Boko haram? Were the shootings at the APC rally at Okrika carried out by BH? Why are the attacks multiplying after the postponement of the elections? Yet, we were forced to accept an election postponement based on the Army advise and request for 6 weeks needed 6 weeks without any distractions to flush out BH and maintain peace and security. We have been inundated with propaganda of the recent exploits of the `resurrected ` and discredited Nigeria Army, yet we have no seen any live pictures or NTA Maiduguru reporting from BAGA or any of the re-captured towns and villages. We do hear, most of the towns have been re-captured by the chadian Army who are operating deep inside Nigerian territory. Can Goodluck Jonathan peacefully resign and hand over power to Sambo?

    • Julea

      Is your indictment of the current Nigerian government under Jonathan not EXACTLY the outcome that the islamic jihadists planned for Nigeria? Did these enemies of Nigeria and humanity, not state clearly that this was their very intentions when a christian took up power in Nigeria?

      The reason why few are held accountable is because of the islamic jihad, where muslims band with their “tribe” against the kaffirs and apostates. With muslims murdering so many, there is no doubt a backlash where the kaffirs fight back. Only natural to defend oneself against the perpetual jihad of violence and depraved onslaught.

      Muslims have been largely in control of Nigeria for a long time now, the majority of the leaders since independence are all muslims. The military and the government is infested with muslims, and this is why life is so cheap and death a common matter. This is the reason for the tragic state of Nigeria, just like it is also the reason for other countries with many muslims. Jonathan is not the reason for the problems of Nigeria, in fact he has ensured that freedom remains a top priority, freedom from vile human rights violating sharia islam.

      The reason why Jonathan can actually make some headway against Boko Haram is because he has sorted out the mutineering soldiers (muslims in the Nigeria army whom refuse to fight other muslims, even boko haram). And he also has the support of several other countries to help him.

      The problem with the Nigerian army and their supposed duty to fight Boko Haram is firmly at the feet of the islamic jihadists embedded in Nigerian military, governance and society.

      • ALBERT

        Please be advised as follows; The fundamental responsibility and duty of any govt whether elected or otherwise is to protect lives and property of its citizens.. pure and simply. If you can`t protect your citizens and defend the national territorial integrity of your country, there is no need for you to be in power and so needless to be seeking re-election.

        This issue of blaming the failures of an inept govt on either religion or ethnicity as a cheap blackmail, display of incompetence, lack of understanding of Nigeria history, mediocrity and sheer ignorance of the origins and evolution of insurgencies in the North East. Sometimes, l am appalled when modern Nigerians stilll hang on this govt propaganda and making some gullible Nigerians to believe that, BH started under Jonathan and its objectives is to protest a southern minority or so -called christian presidency. Be advised that, BH started in 2002 like most of these militia groups( OPC, Egbesu, Niger Delta, Bakassi boys) floated by our politicians to rig elections. They were suppressed by OBJ administration and resurfaced prominently when their leader Yusuf was killed in 2009 under Yar`Adua . Al Jazeera and Amnesty International still have pictures of their sympathizers openly killed by their Military.. Were they protesting a Moslem presidency? It is common knowledge that, the arrest, detention and conviction of the impeached Gov of Bayelsa state fuelled the insurgencies in the Niger Delta. Yet, we never heard Obasanjo nor Yar Adua describing them as Christian jihadists but they confronted the issue headlong and it was resolved. Was the Niger Delta insurgencies against a moslem presidency? Jonathan is not the first christian or southern president to rule Nigeria. The longest serving Presidents in Nigeria are christians, Gowon and Obasanjo. Please be advised that, it is erroneous for you to conclude that, the moslems soldiers are not willing to fight against the insurgents? Have you read about their grievances and reasons? Is there any freedoms greater than that the ones enshrined in our constitution? Freedom of movt, freedom to live and work in any part of Nigeria, freedom and right to work and prosperity, worship etc. Today are Nigerians living in any freedoms? Can you travel to Chibok? We have over 2 million IDP living as refugees internally and externally. Is that freedom?

  • dd

    Why did PAC ogranised this bombing in Kano just to show the world that our military are not gaining in the war against Boko Haram.

  • Nelson David

    It is just a matter of time before our military stop from this bombing and killing of innocent Nigerians.

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    There desperation show that they are out of option and plan. Only God will safe in this country.

  • Uncle Charlie

    tic toc says the clock. the era of Haram is fast nearing its end

  • ahmed

    Boko haram has finally come to an end!

  • uko bassey

    GEJ is a true leader…He has finally wiped off boko haram

  • geraldine jaja

    GEJ is the man of the year..God is his strength#GEJtill2019

  • Enumah

    BH is at it’s brinks!

  • Their days are numbered its only a matter of time.

  • The reign of terror will be over soon., its high time these boys are flushed out from their holes.

  • Nwaobilor

    They say after the darkness is the break of dawn… the dawn is nigh

  • nwaeke

    Everyday for the thieves but one day.. that VERY DAY is for the owner.

  • Ukpono

    May God judge this insurgents and their sponsor including those blowing their tragedies out of proportion.

  • chinwe davis

    They should be chopped into little pieces, it’s a good thing i dont have super powers. they will be wiped from the earth’s surface soon

  • emmanuel

    their days are numbered

  • kemi

    their very end is near

  • uzo

    very soon they will be flushed out

  • faith adams

    They are going out of our soil soon so our brothers and sisters can go back to their homes

  • the Real Truth

    the Truth your comment really confirmed to me that white men are right when they say we Africans some of us are like animals and if given guns they will shoot at their brothers and sisters why cant we reason this is not about Buhari anymore if APC want let them change him but GEJ must Go he went to Kano and Dance a day after a bomb attack kill over 100 people in his country and he let the Boko haram to continue for 6 years now that there is election he wants to kill them all in 6 weeks, so all this long he can defeat them? and note this I am A muslim and am not a terrorist Boko Haram are just claiming islam but they are not part of us

    • Julea

      Actually, we have discovered, only quite recently that the main reason for the perpetual wars in Africa is not due to mere tribal differences, it is in the main due to the perpetual islamic jihad on the kaffirs of africa by muslims who are merely practising the tenets of their pagan death cult in order to expand the depraved sharia islam. Buhari is a murder of note, a lawless man, whom has left no good legacy for nigerians, just like the majority of the muslim heads of state of nigeria since independence. Yes, there is a lot f manipulation going on here, and the worst of it all comes from the muslims.