President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said those behind the violence in the country were planning to bring down his government.
According to a report by Punch
Jonathan during the 2014 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service with the theme “Love The Lord…and your Neighbour” in Abuja, touched on several national issues, said despite the security challenges, Nigeria would continue to move forward.
He said, “You can imagine if this government had not been facing these distractions within this period, definitely, we would have moved farther than this.
“All these distractions are planned to bring this government down and since they failed, terror will also fail.
“We have been witnessing terror attacks for two years plus, but the Chibok incident has added a major dent on the security of the country. There is nothing God cannot do. With your prayers, our girls will be seen by our security personnel, “he said.
“Terror will not stop this country from progressing. We know that these terrorists are human and they are evil men. Definitely, they are among those we categorise as evil forces.
“Forces of evil will never prevail. Forces of darkness will never prevail. I call on all Nigerians, Christians and non-Christians who pray, to continue to pray and I believe that God is on our side. Forces of evil and darkness will never prevail.”
Jonathan admitted that the April 14 abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State was a major dent on the nation’s security.
The President also assured Nigerians that despite the security challenges, elections would hold next year as scheduled.
The service was attended by the President’s wife, Patience; his mother, Eunice; the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu; the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, EmekaIhedioha; and former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State.
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