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‘We’ll Hunt Them Down And They’ll Pay For It’– President Jonathan Says Of Nyanya Bombing

‘We’ll Hunt Them Down And They’ll Pay For It’– President Jonathan Says Of Nyanya Bombing

| On 28, Apr 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has affirmed that everyone responsible for the bomb blast at Nyanya Bus Park in Abuja which killed more than 75 people and injured many more will be hunted down and punished accordingly.

The president made the affirmation while speaking at the 4th Presidential National Prayer Breakfast session in Abuja on Saturday. He also assured that his government is doing everything possible to take care of those injured in the blast.

According to Jonathan, security agencies are working round the clock to arrest the perpetrators of the vicious attacks and guard against further occurrences.

“Today our prayers are with the victims of Boko Haram and their families and loved ones. The government is offering all assistance to support the affected families as the security agencies work tirelessly to unravel the scourge of this evil and to forestall further senseless desecration of our homeland,” Jonathan said.

“No matter what the government does, we cannot recover the dead but one thing we promise is that all those who took part in that act will surely pay for it. We must all come together and have faith to combat the ignorance and intolerance that may lead to this unwarranted hatred and continued violence because we are all children of God.”

Jonathan expressed appreciation for the prayers showered on the nation.

“Your love for our country gives me hope and encouragement to do more for the good of our country. I urge you not to relent in your prayers and dedication because overcoming the present challenges we face may look impossible with men, but with God all things are possible. This is clearly seen in the scriptures and this is my article of faith. And of course, this is one of the things that makes me smile whenever you see me,” he continued.

“By the grace of the almighty, Nigeria will overcome the evil of terrorism and with these strides of development which the country is undergoing in many sectors; we will not be slowed down. We must all increase our vigilance and alertness as well as cooperation and understanding to our men in uniform who are at the forefront on our behalf. May God bless and protect them. Nigeria is our home and cannot be abandoned to anyone else.”

President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi led the congregation to offer special prayers begging for the freedom of all the 234 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State.

“No one has the right to destroy what God has created,” Yayi said. “Good will always overcome hatred and wickedness.”

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