Jonathan Salutes JTF’s Effort In The Fight Against Boko Haram Reviewed by Momizat on . President Goodluck Jonathan has saluted the courage of the officers and men of the Joint Task Force in checking the incessant attacks by members of the Boko Har President Goodluck Jonathan has saluted the courage of the officers and men of the Joint Task Force in checking the incessant attacks by members of the Boko Har Rating:
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Jonathan Salutes JTF’s Effort In The Fight Against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan has saluted the courage of the officers and men of the Joint Task Force in checking the incessant attacks by members of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Responding to the demands by the residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to intervene on the toughness of the taskforce, the President urged the people to exercise patience with the JTF because the present situation in the state called for the serious security checks, explaining that there was nothing of such prior to 2009.

He appreciated the role being played by the JTF towards finding solution to the wave of attacks on residents and security agents in the state and curbing the menace of the insurgents. He commended the security operatives for their courage and patriotism which they had been exhibiting since the commencement of the attacks.

“These people left their families and homes; they are suffering under scorching sun and passing through various difficulties for you and I to sleep fine. They really deserve commendation for the service to their fatherland,” President Jonathan said.

Saying that he always felt sad over the loss of life of any officer in the service to the fatherland, the President called on the insurgents to desist from the killings in Borno State while appreciating the relative peace across other states of the country.

He also enjoined Borno elders to work assiduously towards lasting peace in the state and the nation at large.

The President, however, said the JTF could only be withdrawn from the state if the elders in Borno could guarantee the safety of the lives and properties of the inhabitants.

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  • JONATHANISRIGHT

    This is a clear statement coming from the president , an indication to fight the insurgence with the might of the government if need be. Secondly , his statement puts the northern elders in the troubled states to test , including the sultan of sokoto , the spiritual leader of the north , regarding their sincerity and effort towards peace in the north .

    • Troy

       Jona is dead wrong! While withdrawing the JTF is premature, their rules of engagement must be reviewed! Killing innocent Civilians, looting and burning of property and unlawful arrests are the norm in Maiduguri. Just read the Amnesty reports so you can be enlightened.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CINURMIQIUT5WA3K5CELNSEBNY Faith

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