President Goodluck Jonathan has boasted that the days of Boko Haram in Nigeria are numbered with optimism that the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, would be the last act of terrorism in the country.
The President spoke today at the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on Africa holding in Abuja, saying that Nigeria is proud to host the event for the first time it is coming to West Africa.
President Jonathan thanked China, the US, United Kingdom and France for volunteering to assist Nigeria in the rescue efforts of the girls and in fighting the terrorists
“Let me specially thank all of you for accepting to come, especially this time that as a nation, we are facing attacks from terrorists. Let me appreciate you individually and collectively for your support and your sentiment.
“In fact by your presence here in Nigeria at this time, you have already supported us to win the war. If you have refused to come because of fear, the terrorists would have jubilated and even have committed more havoc.
“Your coming here to support us morally is a major blow on the terrorists and by God’s grace we will conquer the terrorists.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank the other countries who have volunteered to help us in terms of rescuing the abducted girls. The government of China has promised to assist us and I believe that assistance will come almost immediately.
“US, UK and France have also spoken to me and expressed their commitment to assist us. I believe that the kidnapping of these girls will be the beginning of end to terror in Nigeria.”