How much longer can potential victims of Boko Haram hold on for? Something ought to be done… fast!
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday admitted that the activities of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have curtailed his movement and prevented him from going wherever he loves, reported Punch
The President hurriedly returned to the country on Thursday evening from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, because of the bomb blast at EMAB Plaza in Abuja whichoccurred on Wednesday shortly after he left Nigeria for the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union’s Summit of Heads of State and Government.
The President, who visited EMAB Plaza on Friday, urged Nigerians to bear the pains and restrictions that could be imposed on them as security agencies work hard to end insurgency in the country. He also spoke with victims of the blast, one of them lamenting about his predicament. “Na recharge card I dey sell for Banex plaza. I don’t have a job. See what I dey go through. Since yesterday, I can’t sleep. I finish school since, no job. I can’t go and steal, na recharge card I dey sell, sir. If people can help me to start better business to start my life again,” he told the President in pidgin English. But Jonathan kept urging the man to first thank God for his life and every other thing would follow.
“We are happy you are alive. Thank God you are alive,” he told the patient.
The president continues to urge Nigerians to hold on just a little longer till the crisis is resolved.