Boko Haram wants to destabilise my administration – Jonathan Reviewed by Momizat on . President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that the extremist group, Boko Haram is seeking to incite religious crisis in Nigeria by attacking Christians in the President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that the extremist group, Boko Haram is seeking to incite religious crisis in Nigeria by attacking Christians in the Rating:
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Boko Haram wants to destabilise my administration – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that the extremist group, Boko Haram is seeking to incite religious crisis in Nigeria by attacking Christians in the north in an attempt to destabilise his administration.

The president who disclosed this in a televised media chat with selected journalists said that “terrorists all over the world have one common agenda: destabilising government.”

“Attacking churches is to instigate religious crisis,” he said.

“They believe that when they attack a church, Christian youths will revolt against Muslim youths. They don’t care about who dies in the process.
“If it doesn’t work, the same Boko Haram will start attacking mosques to instigate Muslim youths to attack Christians. So they change their tactics.”

The president said that he is confident that the security operatives will halt the violence in the North and other parts of the country.

He said the government was open to dialogue if Boko Haram figures identified themselves and make clear demands.

Boko Haram’s insurgency has killed hundreds, mainly in the Northern part of Nigeria.

On June 17, coordinated bomb attacks in three churches in Kaduna state sparked reprisals from Christians who burnt mosques and killed dozens of Muslims.

More rioting occurred in the days following the bombings in the state, while two days of clashes between security forces and Boko Haram members in Damaturu left at least 40 dead.

On Friday, President Jonathan sacked both the National Security Adviser and the Minister of Defence in a bid to strengthen the nation’s security system amid fire of increasing terrorism in the country.

Earlier this year, while speaking during inter-denominational service to mark the 2012 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, President Jonathan alleged that members of the Boko Haram sect had infiltrated his government.

He claimed some of members of the group were in the executive, legislative and judiciary arms of government as well as the police and armed forces.

He said the situation had made it more difficult to combat Boko Haram.

“This is a particular time when the country has major security challenges. There are explosions every day, people are dying and are being killed daily without any reason.

“It is a period we also call on the armed forces, including those that have retired to hang with their colleagues that are still in service and government to see how collectively we can protect our nation.

“I believe we will overcome our immediate challenges. The situation we have in our hands is even worse than the civil war that we fought.

“During the civil war, we knew and we could even predict where the enemy was coming from, you can even know the route they are coming from, you can even know what calibre of weapon they will use and so on.

“But the challenge we have today is more complicated. I remember when I held a meeting with elders from the North-East and some parts of the North-West where the Boko Haram phenomenon is more prevalent; somebody said that the situation is bad that even if one’s son is a member, one will not even know.

“That means that if the person will plant a bomb behind your house you won’t know.

“Some of them are in the executive arm of government; some of them are in the parliamentary/legislative arm of government while some of them are even in the judiciary.

“Some are also in the armed forces, the police and other security agencies. Some continue to dip their hands and eat with you and you won’t even know the person who will point a gun at you or plant a bomb behind your house.”

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  • Manuel

    This man is a bastard , why would you use genocide war nigeria fought against biafrans with  foreign collaboration as example mumu .  read this again . The situation we have in our hands is even worse than the civil war that we fought.“During the civil war, we knew and we could even predict where the enemy was coming from, you can even know the route they are coming from, you can even know what calibre of weapon they will use and so on.
    so igbos are the enemy ? hand of clock is talking 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZFAHMK5XWN5F5QWE63IYXCQD4 Yussuff

    Mr Manuel Biafra was not a genocide, ask the man who initiated if he is still alive.Anyway stop insulting people when u are trying to make a point, Jonathan is trying is best .We should all be patient after all we elected him for a term of 4 years.If u dont like him wait for 2015 and try and vote him out chikena!!!!

    • Ayoadeahmed

       Who elected him,in a situation where by a president  elects,selects and appoints a chairman of electoral committee.Tell me even if he loose, who is paying his salary,allowance and all other benefit and who is he gonna announce as a winner before.Election does not exist in Nigeria yet. The president should not appoint electoral chairman if truly they want a good and credible election.

  • Omozusi

    fake yussuf you sound like a rapist,how can you use a fake name and sound as such? Jonatan’s speech was the worst i have viewed in my entire life,i guess they took your light and people like you read headlines and move straight to see comments,so you can’t be objective. the president would have just expressed himself in local dialect because that was such a tensed up and vague discussion,very dull guy,dodging answers and defending EFCC n says no need to declare assets. crazy jonatan your fellow rapist.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZFAHMK5XWN5F5QWE63IYXCQD4 Yussuff

      I know people like u  lack decorum, any fool can hide behind  a laptop and insult people.I like the way people Jonathan defended his policies and action. I think i am entitled to my opinion in a democratic setting.Jonathan maybe drab and uninspiring but i think he his competent.I think u dont know the meaning of the word rapist that is why u are using it. Jonathan said critizing him is a big business i hope u get rich by doing that.Omo go wo ni kooma ku odee

  • Naayaa

    The president is not speaking like a man with confidence. What kind of lilly livered president is steering the affairs of this country. He is so over-whelmed with problems. I hae said it and will contine to say it. Control the amount of money every nigerian has BOKO HARAM WILL STOP THEIR ACTION. If you cannot measure how much money people have in their possesion you cannot monitor crime. How much is Atiku worth and how did he come about such money so also babangida, all politricians including the president and ex presidents. If you can assess how much they are worth you can control crime.

  • Confra

    BOKO HARAM IS THE ANSWER TO BAD GOVERNANCE. BOKO HARAM IS THE LAST HOPE OF THE COMMON MAN. PLEASE TARGET MORE ON THE GOVERNMENT THEIR MEETING PLACES, THEIR HOMES AND FAMILY MEMBERS. WE HAVE SUFFERED FOR TOO LONG. NO ELECTRICITY, NO GOOD ROADS, NO JOBS, CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE, MEDICAL=ZERO,SCHOOL=ZERO, COST OF LIVING GOING HIG EVERY DAY. NOTHING TO SMILE ABOUT.

    BOKO HARAM U GUYS ARE THE NUMBER 1

    • danbishop

      Stupid comment from a frustrated and confuse Man. 

    • oga

      why would Confra say this when innocent people are dying

  • Cdan50davids

    mr president invite me to help you in this Boko Haram problem l know what am saying do not see it as a jock , mine it  now live aside nigeria, but the problem is l work fire for fire

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BO5WHFCCAYB4GNS7MIDUJTYVRU Mikky

    I still dnt get it when the president said boko haram collaborators are in the executive,legislature and the among the security operatives !Hmmm ….what a shallow country ! Let nigeria didvide now…

    • Biafra boy

      my guy l know this u from jmc

  • Bingoldb

    mr president, we biafrans want to go.you know we are not nigerian. enough is enough.

  • Problem_solver

    Johnathan, you are also part of our problem, You know of those boko haram agents in your administration, you truly know who those people are. You sit and eat with them everyday. Just read what you have said and I quote you…….

    “Some of them are in the executive arm of government; some of them
    are in the parliamentary/legislative arm of government while some of
    them are even in the judiciary.

    “Some are also in the armed forces, the police and other security
    agencies. Some continue to dip their hands and eat with you and you
    won’t even know the person who will point a gun at you or plant a bomb
    behind your house.”

    Johnathan, there are 3 solutions to this problem:
    1) Either you publish the names and information of all those top and senior officials you eat with or
    2) Invite United States to come in and disable boko haram  or
    3) You build a Wall to separate the North from South as Israel has done to the Palestine

    My fellow Nigerians, please advise Johnathan to disable boko haram terrorist group. He knows exactly what to do. That man is not a fool.

    • Oga

      i support the idea of disabling the group but inviting united states is not an option. US is already among us gathering intelligence about Boko Haram, only warning their citizens about eminent attacks on specific target, Instead of sharing with the government. Then the government denies reports in the media that there would be an attack because of course they don’t even know.

  • Phillipa

    Maupe who is quite outspoken,saw Mr president and couldn’t talk. Shame on her

    • @ba55e4

      well, let me just say I expected a lot more from Maupe but, maybe she was given a ‘tone’ to maitain. (not saying it is a good excuse though)

    • Lynda

      I tot I was the only one who noticed dat, Is nt her fault. She saw GEJ  nd ASO ROCK VILLA  live nd became confused nt knowing wat to ask. Shame indeed! They av used their odeshi on her.

  • Pstoluseyi

    A man that has nothing to offer always seeks who to blame. boko Haram has its part but Jonathan is the one that is really pulling down his own government.

    Is it Boko Haram that increased fuel price, is it boko haram that is responsible for the corruption in his government, is it boko Haram that is responsible for no electricity, unemployment and embezzlement?

    These are the principal issues that are destroying your government Jonathan

    • oga

      if you where a Christian living in the north you would take boko haram issue more seriously than electricity or being unemployed. we have had past governments with those popular problems, we survived but with boko haram ,we are at that point that surviving is unlikely. no going to market, school or church. your in prison in your own house

      • Pstoluseyi

        Boko haram was present during obasanjo’s regime but they were unable to carry out their evil acts.

        Jonathan is weak and inefficient. He lacks vision and can be tossed here and there. He knows what to do but lacks the political courage todo it.

        All this accumulated is what has given rise to terrorism in this country.

      • Wallata

         Pleas Oga why can’t you guys come back home. That place is no longer home because you are living in prison. The inconvenience will be there but the way you started and made it up North is the way you will start and still make it down South. Dead people don’t do business. Come back now.

      • Lynda

        Then relocate to d south cos we can accommodate all manners of pple nt like the intolerant northerners

  • Kay

    Story story, Mr president is just there talking . He wanna be the best “;BEN GUD MAN ” so to say 
    Mr Azazi said he opted for   investigation/Query agaist  some of the Suspects , u said NO. Now u are there crying that , they want to distablise ur Govt  . . . NONSENSE. Get dem down or else they will bring u down first ., period

  • Ennieschibbies

    God Bless Nigeria.

  • Wallata

    If Jonathan cannot handle Boko Haram then he is most UNFIT to be the president of Nigeria.

  • Pstoluseyi

    This man Jonathan is so inconsiderate. With all the bombings and killings, all he cares and can talk about is “his adnministration”. He sees it all as an attempt to destabilize his administration and not as an attempt to destroy this nation.

    So to Jonathan, the survival of his administration is more important than the survival of this nation. Na waa o

  • OMO

    I knew it.  he was going to fail and i told my friends supporting him when he was telling his Otuoke stories to Nigerians youth.  the mumu out smart the youth, anyways i wouldnt blame those that voted him as there was no alternative. the only strong opposition was Buhari and he only campaign in the north ACN play to the gallery with Tunubu over night visit to Aso Rock; since we don’t want to recall him i think we should just shout up and wait till 2015. Trust me if there is no strong opposition he will still come back.

  • Lans4me

    Enough talks
    Nigerians act
    The entire nation has been asked to give report of suspected members of the seck yet no information,it would ve been convenient for the authorities to profound solutions if citizens feels concern by giving reports.
    Presidency, I understand your situation am sorry the citizens are not patriotic but I implore you to remain focus as we can all see your effort.
    Please permit me without apology that you should take your time and watch this American season film tittled 24,take your time and watch the first three seasons.
    It’s all about conspiracy in government together with terrorist
    attacks and measures to solution.
    I wish you Goodluck.

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