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Boko Haram: Jonathan seeks support of neigbouring countries

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on neighbouring countries to cooperate with Nigeria in the effort to stop Boko Haram, because “the perpetrators pass through borders at will and we have to ensure that there are no safe havens for them in the sub-region”.

This is even as he has again given assurance that federal government will fight Boko Haram, the “group of evil-minded people who wants to cause anarchy to the end”.
He gave the assurance when he had audience with the Deputy Prime Minister of Niger Republic, Mr. Mohame Bazoum, who brought a condolence message for lives lost during the Christmas day bombings and solidarity message from President Issoufou Mahamadou to State
House, yesterday.

He said both Muslims and Christians were victims of the explosives planted by Boko Haram, and called for a concerted efforts by all well-meaning Nigerians to bring this problem under control.
President Jonathan agreed with President Issoufou that this was not a religious war, adding that “no religion asks its followers to throw bombs to kill people they don’t even know”.

He thanked the Nigerien president for the message of condolence and solidarity. Earlier, Mr. Mohame Bazoum, had said president Issoufou was concerned about the violence and loss of lives, and assured president Jonathan of the Nigerien president’s support in the efforts to check the activities of Boko Haram. He urged Nigerians to emulate the tolerance exhibited by president Jonathan in handling the affairs of the nation.


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