Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:54 pm
President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned today’s bomb blasts in Jos, Plateau state, in which scores of people died.
Jonathan described the perpetrators “of this tragic assault on human freedom as cruel and evil”, said spokesman Reuben Abati in a statement issued today.
Jonathan has directed all relevant agencies to mobilise support and relief efforts in aid of the victims and extended his heartfelt sympathies to the affected families and persons.
He reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the implementation of the resolutions reached by the Summit, in addition to existing measures already being taken by the administration to combat terrorism and ensure the safety of lives.
President Jonathan stated that the Federal Government of Nigeria is prepared to strengthen existing mechanisms to ensure the immediate implementation of the resolutions of The Summit, among which are:
. every necessary measure should be taken to find the school girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on 14 April 2014;
.That Nigeria and other countries in the sub-region will continue to co-operate and co-ordinate efforts to combat the Boko Haram menace.
.That the Heads of State have agreed that each country will contribute one battalion of troops to the international force set up to patrol the border areas, in line with the Resolution of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. France, United States of America and the United Kingdom will extend technical assistance to achieve this objective;
.That the countries will come together to put in place an effective border management regime;
.That no effort will be spared to stop the proliferation of small arms and light weapons and the supply of arms and equipment made available to terrorists.