President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the suicide bombing that rocked the St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church in Rayfield Jos on Sunday. He also stressed the fact that the country is winning the war against terrorism.
In a condolence message, the president commiserated with the victims of the attack, members of the parish as well as the people and government of Plateau State. He added that already government is winning in the war against terrorism and the vicious sect.
“I convey my sincerest and heartfelt commiserations to the families of the victims of the bomb attack earlier today on the St. Finbarr’s Catholic Jos, as well as the entire congregation of the Church and the government and people of Plateau State”.
“I urged Nigerians not to despair or be discouraged by the persistence of the attacks in spite of government’s efforts to deal decisively with the menace of terrorism within the country’s borders because despite seeming appearances to the contrary, government is indeed winning the war against the terrorists and will continue to progressively destroy their ability to unleash murderous attacks on peaceful, law-abiding Nigerians”.
“In this regard, it is worthy of note that in recent weeks national security agencies have identified and arrested more of these agents of darkness than at any other time. Their hideouts and modus operandi are also being consistently exposed” he said.
Apparently referring to the arrests of some leading members of the sect and the unveiling of some other activities following confessions of the arrested sect members, President Jonathan assured that the federal government will continue in the steady progress so far recorded against them until they are completely wiped out from the country.
“We will continue to progressively destroy their ability to unleash murderous attacks on peaceful and law-abiding Nigerians”, he stated.
“I therefore call on the populace to remain patient and refrain from taking matters into their own hands through actions such as reprisal attacks, as government continues to take the battle to the merchants of terror and close in on their locations, funding and sponsors”.