Buhari, Jonathan, PDP Condemn Xmas Day Bombing of Churches

Jonathan and Nanamdi Sambo today
By SaharaReporters, New York

President Goodluck Jonathan, former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari, and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  are among eminent Nigerians and institutions who have condemned the Christmas Day church blasts in several states of northern Nigeria.

“These acts of violence against innocent citizens are an unwarranted affront on our collective safety and freedom,” the President said in a statement by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, adding, “Nigerians must stand as one to condemn them.”

In his response, General Buhari said, "Bombing other human beings to death at any time is callous. It becomes much more reprehensible on a Christmas day and all lovers of peace must condemn these gruesome acts and demand that the perpetrators be fished out and brought to book."

The bombings took place at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State; Jos, Plateau State; and Damaturu, Yobe State.

In a statement, the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, on behalf of the National Working Committee (NWC), condemned what he called “this recourse to extremist ideologies in a multi-religious and multi-cultural society such as ours and urge our people to take the path of dialogue rather than violence.”

Regretting that the unfortunate incidents had spoiled the celebratory mood across the land, President Jonathan assured Nigerians that his government remained resolute in resolving the security challenges that confront the nation.

“I want to reassure all Nigerians that Government will not relent in its determination to bring to justice all the perpetrators of today’s acts of violence and all others before now,” he said.

In his comments, General Buhari expressed worry about the “seeming mute indifference” of the Nigerian authorities to today’s events.

"How on earth would the Vatican and the British authorities speak before the Nigerian government on attacks within Nigeria that have led to the deaths of our citizens?” he asked.  “This is clearly a failure of leadership at a time the government needs to assure the people of the capacity to guarantee the safety of lives and property."

He called on the Nigerian government to rise up to the challenge of security in our country and not to believe that it's just about voting almost a quarter of the budget to security.

"You can devote the entire budget to security and there won't be any result if there is no competence in leadership to know what to do at the right time," he said. 

Just yesterday, SaharaReporters broke the story of police awareness of preparations Fulanis in Kaduna State and the militant Islamic group Boko Haram, to carry out attacks in November to December.  The United States had also previously alerted the Nigerian government of plans by Boko Haram to attack selected locations, but the government dismissed the alert.

In a recent statement, a former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero, made the disquieting statement that the Nigeria Police is no match for Boko Haram. 
 

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THAT IS PRACTICAL ISLAMISM

That is PRACTICALISING ISLAM. IT'S THE MAIN SYMBOL OF ISLAMISM. ONLY IGNORANT FOOLS WILL SAY OTHERWISE. Preaching peace to a muslim could be liken to asking a wolf to leave peacably with the Hen.

All around the world, its known that the symbol of Islam is blood letting. Open the quran. It's there.

god bless Boko haramists and islam.

THIS IS PRACTICAL ISLAMISM

Calling on Buhari, Sultan, babangida, gusau, etc to do more is a bloody waste of time. Asking muslims to condemn acts of islamic terrorism will amount to asking them to denounce Islam, as terrorism, shedding of non-muslim blood, or jihad is TOTALLY qu'ranic and one of the Islamic symbols all over the world.
Terrorism is PRATICAL ISLAM. All over the that is what islam is known for and by. You need not ask a good christian to shun violence, because violence is never synonymous with Christianity. Peace is only synonymous with Christ and Christianity. There shall be no peace for the wicked. I'm asham to be a muslim!!!!!!!

Things fall apart, corruption cannot hold

This is the germination of seed of years of neglect, deceit and corruption of PDP. The question still in mind is that how did B-harams knew that the NTA photographer that they killed in Maiduguri was a spy. Who told them. This is one of the reasons it is even difficult for anyone to release vital info to the security agents. Also before now, our leaders are not used to good works, they only share and loot money. Unfortunately, the tenure of Jonah requires sincerity in tackling issues and PDP is not familiar with this new development. From Economy to security to health to education to unemployement need a purposely forceful determination to action. Where are the elders in PDP that looted this nation dry? We need them to come out and face the consequences of their bad works. Some of us are even pressing on Buhari as if he is a member of PDP.

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in fact, Nigerian security is compromised with corruption. so we mass have to pray to GOD for our insecurity.

To mr president : Suggested

To mr president :

Suggested Solutions
1. Resign as u cannot handle this insane complex nation( u knew this before u took this on but were too greedy to decline)
2. Military should take over Nigerians only understand that kind of rule or get a democratic president that will give us military rule?
3. Nigeria should be split it is not by force
Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!

To mr president : Suggested

To mr president :

Suggested Solutions
1. Resign as u cannot handle this insane complex nation( u knew this before u took this on but were too greedy to decline)
2. Military should take over Nigerians only understand that kind of rule or get a democratic president that will give us military rule?
3. Nigeria should be split it is not by force
Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!

Buhari and Sultan should do more

Buhari and other northern rulers/leaders should strongly condem these attacks on innocent Nigerians. Their silence is cowardice and if this continues, it shows they are not strong to be leaders and as such will never be given any chance again to (mis)rule the country

Ibrahim Saad

why waste ur time in replying a people who sees nothing but ethnicity and religious bigotry. Even if Jona has quarrel with Dame, Buhari is blamed for either speaking or not. When the man cried in his campaign, I did because the incompetence of Jona was too glaring for anybody to see except those who digging their grave as they did in April selection. People deserve the kind of leader they have. Jona is a burden they must live with.

@IFEANYIN, YOU PEOPLE WOULD DESTROY GEJ

I THOUGHT GEJ WAS 'VOTED FOR' MASSIVELY IN THE LAST ELECTIONS? IS HE AFRAID TO ALSO REACH OUT TO THE PEOPLE UP NORTH 'WHO VOTED MASSIVELY FOR HIM' TO HELP SOLVE THE BOKO HARAM MENACE. HAS GEJ MADE ANY ATTEMPT TO REACH OUT TO BUHARI IN A BID TO SOLVE THE BOMBINGS? HAS GEJ EVER ASKED HIM TO ASSIST? YOU MEAN GEJ CANNOT APPEAL TO THE SULTAN TO HELP REACH OUT TO HIS SUBJECTS? YOU PEOPLE ARE DECEIVING YOURSELVES. THIS GOVERNMENT WOULD CRASH. YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN WORKING. YOU WANT TO LIVE ON DECEIT. I PITY GEJ BECAUSE WHEN E SHELLE EVEN PATIENCE GO RUN WITH HER BIG BELLE.

Confused Problems is the problem!!

The Mindset of comfort derived from hearing international condemnation is laughably a jingle that is good for the art! The stone true remain the same that this will not be the end as we will see more of this horror in ascension, as we continued to live in denial that this trap called Nigeria need to stop existing. Since we are refusing to end it in peace we will one day end it in pieces.

JONATHAN WOULD SELF DESTRUCT!!!

A GOVERNMENT THAT LIVES ON LIES, THAT IS FILLED WITH SYCOPHANTS WOULD FAIL DRASTICALLY. JONATHAN IS NOT READY TO WORK. HE AND HIS GANG WOULD INFILTRATE ONLINE DISCUSSION PLATFORMS IN A BID TO SUBVERT THE OPINION OF THE POPULACE. SUCH A LEADER WOULD ONLY DESTROY HIMSELF. THE SAD THING IS HE WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE TO GO DOWN. PEOPLE LIKE ABATI, RENO OMOKRI, OSI OKPONOBI (FAKE IMMIGRATION LAWYER), IFEANYI ( THE QUACK DOCTOR), COMRADE JOSEPH EVAH (THE TURN COAT NIGER DELTA ACTIVIST) AND A WHOLE LOT OF THEM WOULD DESTROY HIM AND FLEE.

Confused Problems!!

The true remains that these different nations will never live together in peace for their own interests, but will continue to live in violence for the interest of some remote powers that gives some sense of protection to some selfish thieves among us to keep this trap together as long as they can. This few thieves are the problems that these bombs should be going after not innocent folks who are also victims of this Western trap and mechanization. In fact, these bombs should find it way to places like National Assemblies, NNPC/affiliates, Central Bank/affiliates; all major infrastructures should be the target not innocent folks who are also victims! Lagos and Abuja should be no safe heaven, then the true that Nigeria need not being will be taking seriously.

What is Nigeria?

What is Nigeria? A place of corruption, poverty, disaeases, strife and hunger. It is not a place worth dying for. If the northerners want Nigeria so bad to practise their sharia, they should have it. See people that they are even helping to develop their stupid North but they rather be backwards. Southerners should start coming home, divide the country and let them have their islamic nigeria. One can always come up with a better name for an even better country and lets see how they will fare in their poor, disease and poverty-ridden, ignorant and illiterate state. Good riddance...

Goodluck Jonathan is a wimpy president

Goodluck Jonathan is a wimpy president, period. This is not about North and South, it is about a leader that has balls to stop foolishness. All President Jonathan cares about is entertainment and giving awards and titles to entertainers and socialites. We need strong backed individuals and leaders to carry the mantle of Nigeria and bring order. All this mad violence is getting out of hand, we cannot continue to sit back and watch as the blood of our men and women spewed senselessly on the streets by the likes of Boko Haram, Kidnapping etc. What are Jonathan and his law enforcement officers doing to battle these cancers that are ravaging Nigeria? If he cannot do his job, I call he be impeached and let somebody with the guts to do the job take his place.

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2 all u r either condemn d muslim or christian, there is no need 4 dat other than d fact dat wat is goin on is wrong. Watever it is dat dis so called pple want dos nt giv them d rite of killin innocent souls, if they r sure of themslves they shld go n face d govt nt killin worshipers in church. They r cowards 4 takin lyfs of pple they cannt create. 1 tin they shld knw is dat they wil neva go unpunished whoever they r n those sponsoring them. To all Christians dis is a slap 2 us, let us all rise in prayer 4 dis nation n our lyfs, even if it means 2 fast along wit it.Elijah prayed down fire on the 50 soldiers sent 2 him by d king, i knw if we all can stand in 1 accord God wil answer Us n destroy whoever is doin dis.

@IBRAHIM SAAD..,is press release by Yinka sufficient?

@IBRAHIM SAAD.,the press release by Yinka Odumakin is insufficient? How many Almajiris have access to newspapers or tv networks to hear such press releases? What value will a youth in the north place on a press release by Yinka Odumakin on behalf of Buhari? Buhari all this while has been attending public functions & Friday prayers,so why hasn't he used any of those opportunities to publicly condemn all that boko haram stands for? Even in this so called condemnation, attempt was made to make cheap political gains. He said
"How on earth would the Vatican and the British authorities speak before the Nigerian government on attacks within Nigeria that have led to the deaths of our citizens....This is clearly a failure of leadership..."
This press release by Yinka is very unstatemanly. Why try to score political points with such tragedy? Anyway it is not as if it is mandatory for Buhari to condemn boko haram but i just felt he and other leaders in the north have a MORAL BURDEN to so do.

Blame Nigerian Judges ! 3 Years in jail for terrorists !

Why surprised? Only in Nigeria will someone be convicted of terrorism and sentenced to 3 years in prison. 3 YEARS for God's sake! In other countries, criminals like that will never see day light again. So the problem is with Nigerian Judges. AN WAIT, 14 YRS FOR BEING GAY ! True priority !

Shame on IBB, Arewa, Atiku and other Northerner Leaders

We are suffering from Born to rule mentality. Leave Buhari out of this mess. The man is too decent for this coward terrorism acts. How come IBB and Atiku didn't say somthing by now?
Just because OBJ derailed their lootings strategy now killing inocent people is the solution? I never like OBJ but I will say thank you for installing GEJ. Baba, stop dealing with Northerners with KIDS GLOVE. They are too deadly and desperate for power. They can't hold the whole Nigeria in ransome.
Start sanctionning any state that failed to protect their citizens. Send an emergency bill to legislators and ask them to vote on it within 2 weeks. Take a look at the legislators that oppose the bill and turn on a Search light on them. Support any states that are protect her citizens and developing openly regardless of the political party.

@myson. I agree with you totally, FG cannot fight terrorism.

FG too corrupt to fight terrorism, i agree with you totally.

All faiths can live peacefully together..

..All that is needed is respect for each other.

I question the wisdom in allowing the rule of a theocratic law to operate in some states in a federation of states, which should have one law for all, because people of all faiths live in all the states of the federation...

The result of the wisdom in allowing that, is what is becoming increasingly evident...

RE: what goes around comes around.

" Your comment goes to show that the Muslim world is solidly behind those shameless bunch that call them selves boko haram. We will all ve a share of it soon."

HELLO DIDI, I ASSUME YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN. SO IF YOU WILL TURN TO TERRORISTS LIKE THE BOKO HARAM AND GIVE MUSLIMS A SHARE AS YOU CLAIM THEN WERE IS THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS PIETY THAT YOU CLAIM? BECAUSE I REMEMBER YOU CLAIM MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS AND CHRISTIAN PEACE LOVING. OR IS IT ALL FALSE THAT YOU TOO HAVE YOUR TRIPPING POINT AND THAT BOTH RELIGIONS ARE VIOLENT? DONT GIVE ME THE FIGHT BACK OR REVENGE MANTRA BECAUSE CHRIST SAY IF THEY SLAP YOU ON ONE CHEEK TURN THE OTHER.

FOR THE RECORDS I AM AGAINST BOKO HARAM ATTACKS ANYWHERE EVEN THOUGH I KNOW MOST GEJ SUPPORTERS WONT BELIEVE ME BECAUSE THE BIGOTRY THEY LEARNED FROM HIM WILL NOT ALLOW THEM.

IFEANYI MY BROTHER!

"...We are saying he should SPEAK UP & CONDEMN Boko Haram & their activities..... Silence of elders in those regions means tacit support for boko haram...Elders in these troubled regions include Buhari,IBB,etc."

BUHARI HAS NOW SPOKEN AND WHAT WAS YOUR RESPONSE? "OH IT WAS CAMPAIGN TRICK", "NO HE WAS PRETENDING." THE UTTERANCES OF GEJ AND HIS ACTION MAKES IT CLEAR THAT HE IS OPERATING A GOVT OF EXCLUSION. NORTHERN ELDERS ARE CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. CONDEMN THE INSECURITY AND YOU WILL BE ACCUSED OF ATTACKING THE GOVT BECAUSE HE IS NOT A NORTHERNER; KEEP QUITE AND YOU WILL BE ACCUSED OF BEING WITH THE BOKO HARAM. MEANWHILE IFEANYI DONT NIGERIANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK WHAT THOSE WHO CONTROL THE SECURITY OUTFITS ARE DOING ABOUT THEIR SECURITY? WHY DO WE SIMPLY IGNORE THEM AS IF THEY DONT EXIST. IF A BOMB IS PLANTED IN MADALLA NEAR ABUJA, ARE WE GOING TO QUESTION THE COMPETENCE OF OUR SECURITY OUTFITS OR ARE WE GOING TO LOOK TO SOME ELDERS WE SUSPECT OF THE CRIME?

silence

Fellow Nigerians,there is something jonathan
Knows that we don't know.the bombs don't shock
Him anymore.he has negotiated with them.and
Knows when it will stop.for now,he doesn't mind
The bomb blasts.he sees them as sacrifices.
Let him come out and swear he didn't know there
Will be bomb blast on xmas day.he was aware.he
Is just a liar and a wicked soul.may all the
Blood of the departed souls rise to fight

RE: SAAD

" Let the northern leader keep distance on this issue and we will all be witness when the violent consume the whole north. I am a Muslim and there in no part in the Quran that said u should kill your neighbour. Buhari and others will soon regret their action. because soon the country will be divided."

DEMAND ACTION FROM THOSE WHO SWEAR TO PROTECT US. DEMAND ACTION FROM THOSE WITH EVERY MEANS AVAILABLE TO ACT. IS IT NOT STUPID TO DEMAND BUHARI ACT WHEN TO YOU HE IS A SUSPECT? HOW CAN BUHARI AND NORTHERN ELDERS BE THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE CRIME AND YOU EXPECT THEM TO STOP IT? NO! YOU NEED A FAIR, STEADFAST AND FEARLESS GOVT TO ARREST ALL OF THEM BRING THEM TO TRIAL AND SHOOT THEM IF FOUND GUILTY!!! IF ANY NORTHERNER STAND BY THE GOVT IN THE DISCHARGE OF SUCH RESPONSIBILITY HE SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE BUHARI AND CO., THROUGH THE LEGAL PROCESS. BUHARI HAS JUST CONDEMN THE ATTACK AND SOME OF YOU CALL IT A CAMPAIGN GIMMICK, WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM HIM?!!!!

Goodluck(badluck)and his

Goodluck(badluck)and his government has failed Nigerians! Gbam!

RE:Re: For Buhari It is Head he Loses and Tail GEJ Wins

"If Mosques are bombed left right and center during Sallah, would you say the things you now say. Were you not in Nigeria when Atiku Abubakar threatend to make this country ungovernable. If you people wish to break up this country no problem. But remember that bombing and violence is only an illwind that blows no body any good."

AT TIMES LIKE THIS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO SAY IS THE TRUTH. I SAW THE DEAD LITTLE GIRL WITH HER HEAD SMASHED AND SHIVERS RUN DOWN MY SPINE. I REMEMBER MY LITTLE DAUGHTER AND REALISE IF A MOSQUE WERE TO BE BOMBED THIS MIGHT HAPPEN TO ME. I WILL CERTAINLY BLAME THE GOVT IF A MOSQUE IS BOMBED. MY PROBLEM IS PEOPLE LIKE WHO LOOK ONLY AT THIS ATTACK NOT WHAT LED TO IT AND HOW TO STOP IT. YOU HAVE PEOPLE SHARING SECURITY VOTES IN BILLIONS, ENJOYING SPECIAL PREVILEDGES AND HAVING THE COMMAND OF EVERY OUTFIT MEANT TO PROTECT NIGERIANS BUT YOU ARE NOT TALKING TO THEM. IT IS AS IF WE HAVE NO GOVT. YOU FEEL CONFORTABLE IN YOUR BIGOTRY.

My brother tell that to the

My brother tell that to the Igbo youths who said they would rather go with the Hausas who dont see them as human beings that support a Yoruba who has never done them any harm. One of the biggest problems we have is the Igbos who has vowed that they are permanently available to be bought by the Hausa/Fulani people who used the money they stole from all of us to buy Igbo support. Another is our smart young girls who know all the thieves and must support them into Govt to steal money and rent houses for them cos they are too lazy and unambitious to stand on their own. The only good that will come out of all these Boko Haram devilish acts is for the North to go their own separate ways. Those of us who want western education cant bear to live with them.

the bombers are moslems

Can a good and devouted Muslim be A good Nigerian?
Theologically. No his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia .
Religiously. No other religion is accepted by His Allah Except Islam (Quran,2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally. No his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically. No his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he Turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially. No his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make Friends with Christians or democrats.
Politically. No he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual Leaders), who teach annihilation of Christians, Israel and destruction of America, The great Satan.
Domestically. No he is instructed to marry four Women and Beat and scourge his wife whenever she disobeys him (Quran 4:34 )
Intellectually. No he cannot accept Democratic Constitution since Democracy is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Hmm, PDP?

I have never known the PDP to be an eminent institution or whatever you meant by that.

Eminence that lacks articulation, character, sterness, human kindness and is in the same measure, irresolute; is nothing but an ad-nauseating concoction of scinctillating shambolism!

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