President Goodluck Jonathan has made it clear that no amount of terrorit attacks in the country will intimidate his government in providing education to the citizenry.
The President expressed this determination in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in reation to the Wednesday bomb blasts at the Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies and Tuesday attacks on two mosques in Potiskum, Yobe State.
The President directed the Armed Forces, Police and other national security agencies to further enhance security around educational facilities in states prone to terrorist attacks.
“No amount of intimidation and violence would stampede the government into abandoning its goal of giving education a new lease of life and opening up access to all young Nigerians who wish to improve themselves.”
President Jonathan deplored the continue terrorist assault on Kano and condemned the repeated targeting of worshipers as well as innocent students who are the nation’s future.
According to him, “the callous attacks on soft targets fully affirm that the terrorists are nothing but bloodthirsty adherents of a warped and retrogressive ideology.” [myad]