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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What we have in Nigeria is a

What we have in Nigeria is a well financed and determined terrorist group using the name of Boko Haram. This group, are bent on sending Nigeria to Somalia type of failed state. Due to long time poor leadership and neglect of masses especially from North, the terrorist group has large number of neglected poor, uneducated, over religious Muslims Northerners who they can easily brainwash and use as suicide bombers and foot soldiers. Obviously, the politicians in Abuja never get it until they start junketing around the world like Somalia’s without country.

A corrupt government with

A corrupt government with corrupt institutions like Nigeria can never fight terrorism. To fight terrorism, you need patriotic citizens from the president down to last guy all working together. You cannot fight terrorism when you stay in Abuja, looting tax payers’ wealth, then think the poor security forces you sent after terrorist will go there and put in their best. You cannot fight terrorism when you have the world highest paid do nothing Legislooters, then think that poor SSS guy you sent to penetrate the terrorist will go there and risk his life while he knows that the people who sent him are not serious and do not care about what happens to him.

Buhari was dead right: Jonathan is incompetent, must resign now!

Buhari was dead right. He spoke the mind of an ever-growing majority of Nigerians to wit: Jonathan is incompetent. Jonathan's incompetence is ringing a bell everywhere that even the deaf and dumb hear this shrill bell! Jonathan knows most of his aides in all sectors of security are incompetent but he chose to retain them. The US had warned earlier about what had just happened but Jonathan and his security aides chose to toe the foolish and negative path of patriotism to condemn America; who was right now? On the other hand, this condemnation by some Moslems is just hypocrisy. Moslems do not want to cohabit with folks of other religions; Moslems do not want non-Moslems to head national affairs. Solution is just to peacefully allow the Moslems to found their own nation to avoid this orgy of bloodshed.

Mr. Okoro,buhari is nt

Mr. Okoro,buhari is nt pretending cos we muslims dnt support evil. Our religion does not teach us violence. You better undastand dat now!

THEY ARE THE SENDERS

Buhar,Babaginda even formal EFCC man Nuhuri and those x and present Northern Governors should be held responsible the are the parent planners of this.
Buhar,Babaginda and sultan of sokoto should be jailed in harmful prison.

Bad elements

Its really pathetic that it has come to this in Nigeria, we can't respect ourselves and our personal believes. Mark my words if this is not dealt with properly this is the beginning of the demise of Nigeria as a country because at the long run when you critically access the demands of this group the only way to answer them is that Nigeria will no longer exist as a country again. They want to divide the country that's the basic truth and somewhere deep inside Buhari that's his personal wish if he can't get the presidency. Don't forget that he said it and I quote "They will make the country ungovernable if he doesn't win the election". Let the Northern Elders come out and confront this people. If not their families too will suffer if the situation degenerate into a full scale religious war.

Why are Nigerian politicians bad lossers

For all I care the comment from Buhari is nothing more than bad politics. In times like this that we have all witness in other countries, politics is completely ignored and opposition always give their full backing to the leadership. Why is it that the only time Buhari feels its right to air his opinion about Jonathan's perceived incompetence is during a period when the country is suppose to unite and fight the bad elements within our society. Lives of people were lost and all Buhari has to say in condolence message is just that. I believe he has shown everybody that all he cares about is just getting the power and am happy he lost and he will always lose in any election in Nigeria because he's just one of those that can not keep their promise. He should be an elder state man. The interest of Nigeria as a country should be first not personal issues

what goes around comes around.

@ Ibrahim Saad.
O really Buhari cried when he did and its our turn to cry. Remember it will soon be your turn to cry in less than 4 years to come. 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.

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

My dearest brother IBRAHIM SAAD, I have read your commentary with the above title. Take thought, 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.

RE: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT:WE NEVER VOTED FOR ABATI

THAT IS "TRUE TALK" OSITA. BUT SOME OF OUR BROTHERS IN THE SOUTH WANT TO HEAR FROM NORTHERN ELDERS AND WHEN THE NORTHERN ELDER BUHARI DARED TO CONDEMN THE ATTACK THEY CALL IT CAMPAIGN TRICK. THOSE WHO CHOSE THIS MORON AS PRESIDENT SHOULD TELL US WHAT EXACTLY DO THEY WANT. THEY DID NOT VOTE FOR BUHARI YET THEY WANT HIM TO STOP BOKO HARAM WHEN AT THE SAME TIME THEY TREAT BUHARI AS A PRIME SUSPECT IN THE BOKO HARAM PALAVER. HOW DOES A SUSPECT HELP ARREST THE CRIMINAL? THEY WANT NORTHERN ELDERS TO STOP BOKO HARAM BUT ARE NOT WILLING TO TELL THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE THE NORTHERN ELDERS THE POWER TO DO THAT. POWERS SUCH AS THE CONTROL OF THE POLICE, ARMY, CUSTOMS, IMMIGRATION, SSS, ETC. POWERS SUCH AS THE CONTROL OF THE PRESIDENTS SECURITY VOTE. FOR IT IS NOT FAIR THAT THE INSTRUMENT OF STOPPING BOKO HARAM SHOULD BE IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESIDENT WHILE THE RESPONSIBILITY IS WITH THE NORTHERN ELDERS.

GOD BLESS YOU MR. OKEY IGBOKWE

I WAS NOT IN ANY DOUBT "about how our mindset nourishes our dire situation" MR. IGBOKWE. WE ARE SO STUPID AND CLUELESS JUST LIKE THE PRESIDENT WE CHOSE, THAT WE FORGET EASILY WHAT WE WERE SHOUTING JUST YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY IT WAS WHY WAS BUHARI SILENT ABOUT BOKO HARAM ATTACKS. NOW HE HAS SPOKEN EVERY "IDIOT" IS NOW OPENING THE SAME MOUTH TO SPIT NONSENSE. THIS IS ALL ON TOP OF THE FACT THAT NO NORTHERN LEADER OF ANY CLOUT EITHER FROM THE PDP OR FROM OTHER PARTIES INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT HAS SPOKEN BEFORE BUHARI.

LOOK AT THE PICTURES ABOVE, THEY ARE CURRENT PICTURES OF THE PRESIDENT CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH HIS INFERIOR AND STUPID SMILE WHILE HIS SUBJECTS ARE DYING IN THE STREETS. I BELIEVE BAKARE WE ARE ALL “IDIOTS RULED BY FOOLS.”

LESS THAN 2 months ago.

I see that alot of christians are very bittered by the bomb blast in churches. I feel what you all feel. It waa the same feeling I had when christian militant bomb mosque in ss and christian militNt bomb muslims on praying ground in jos. Hav you forgotten? Or you didnt hear? You people know how to cry louder than the muslims. May their families be given the power to bear the lost. Innocenty are paying for lack od security. In the year 1990 I know some neusance that joined police force because of egunje. So 13years after these guys have climbed the ladder to higher ranks. So what do you expect. Up till now police still collect 50naira openly. We all see it and did nothing abt it. These are the resultant effect. I DEY LAUGH O

truth

thanks for ur comment its time we cry he has done his people though hes a loser now we are the loser

Some Nigerians are clearly mentally challenged!

@jakovic, how did u conclude that i was advocating Buhari for Prez from what i wrote? so anyone that wants to exterminate looters or end tribalism/sectionalism must be for for the General?(says a lot about the General huh?) and u are calling me the idiot??What are u, a scholar? "By their utterances, they indict & expose themselves". We shall overcome my foolish brother, we will eventually SHOOT ALL Looters(yes, even the ones from ur family/tribe), and in the new Nigeria, people like urself would have "issues". Nigeria has indeed become a farce, u have people who cant spell their own names calling people idiots. as my father would say " Wonders of the Kitchen".

FOR BUHARI IT IS HEAD HE LOSES AND TAIL GEJ WINS

CLUELESS AND INCOMPETENT THIEVES PLACED ON THE HELMS OF AFFAIRS BY "IDIOTS" WILL ALWAYS FIND EXCUSES AND OTHERS TO BLAME OUTSIDE THEIR INCOMPETENCE. HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THIS STATEMENT BY MR. OKORO

"As for Muhammadu Buhar and other Muslims, they are just talking to pretend because Muslims support one another in evil. Hence they are just having jubilation at the whole thing. And for the president, I want him to face the bull fully. Certain societies ought to be permanently banned and their membership declared a criminal offense with due punishments allotted."

THE BATTLE CRY BEFORE IS WHY IS BUHARI NOT CONDEMNING THE ATTACKS. NOW THAT HE CONDEMN THE ATTACK, HE IS PRETENDING. SORRY OKORO YOU DID NOT SELECT THE PRESIDENT WHO WILL "face the bull fully" YOU SELECTED A CLUELESS UPSTART AND FAKE, JUST LOOK AT HIS INFERIOR SMILE. THERE IN THAT DAZED GRIN LIES YOUR DESTINY MR. OKORO. BUHARI HAS DONE HIS CRYING IT IS NOW TIME FOR YOU TO DO YOURS.

SORRY TO SAY WE HAVE A LAME DOCK PRESIDENT (2)

UNDER YOUR WATCH SIR YOU RELEASED A SENATOR, THE MAJOR SPONSORAL OF THIS DEADLY GROUP AND YOU ARE FOOLING NIGERIANS THAT THE XMAS BOMBER WILL BROUGHT TO BOOK I THINK YOU ARE JUST FOOLING YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE RIGHT MEDICINE TO USED TO CURE THIS BOKO HARAM MADNESS BUT YOU PRETEND. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH SIR THINK RIGHT BEFORE THIS SITUATION GOES OUT OF HANDS

Jonathan is A FOOL

GEJ is clueless and very artificial.. he is just a fool,useless and so pathetic

SORRY TO SAY! WE HAVE A LAME DOCK PRESIDENT (1)

IN MY OWN VIEW AND OPINION, PRESIDENT JONATHAN LACK THE WISDOM TO GOVERN THIS COUNTRY, UPON ALL THIS AMERICAN INTELIGENT WARNING, THAT BOKO HARAM IS GOING TO STRICK SOME CHURCHES, OUR LAME PRESIDENT DON'T EVEN BOTHER TO YIELD TO THIS ADVISED,WHAT A SHAME! THIS COUNTRY HAS BECOME A LAUGHING STOCK TO WESTERN COMMUNITY.MR JONATHAN GOODLOCK TIKUNLOJU OR MR WACKY AND DIE PRESIDENT, YOU MADE A BUDGET OF 1BILLION NAIRA JUST FOR FOOD ALONE IN ASO ROCK WHY YOUR PEOPLE ARE DYN OF HUNGER AND BOKO HARAM HARASMENT EVERYWERE.
MR TIKUNLOJU SORRY PRESIDOO ,AT THIS MOMENT YOU NEED TO BE PRAYERFULL WITH FASTING AND PRAYER INSTEAD OF YOUR 1 BILLION NAIRA BUDGET FOR YOUR FOOD BECAUSE IT WILL BE ASHAME SIR IF THIS COUNTRY COLLAPS UNDER YOUR REGIME. YOU HAVE DEMOSTRATED IT TO NIGERIANS THE FIRST DAY YOU RIGS YOUR ELECTION TO THIS OFFICE, THAT YOU ARE NOT COMPITENT TO RULE THIS COUNTRY BCOS WE HAVE SEEN YOUR HAND WRITEN ON THE WALL THAT IS GOING TO BE BUSSINESS AS USUAL, WHAT A SHAME.

Jonathan is A FOOL

GEL is clueless and very artificial.. he is just a fool,useless and so pathetic

Please military come back,

I think we need the Military back or we are inviting Military rule or Democracy has failed or Civilians are cowards that don't know the difference between Politics and Stupidity

May God Forgive Me For Voting an Idiot.

Look at him laughing like a he-goat. Why did I waste my time campaigning for this useless man? This is the worst I have done in my whole life and I beg God for forgiveness.

Goodluck has now turned to

Goodluck has now turned to Bad luck for Nigerians. Na una wey vote am - carry your burden.

"IDIOTS RULED BY FOOLS" WAKE UP!

We are the cause of our own problem, until we realize it then GOD will answer our prayers and we progress. We simply don't have a government or any leader, GEJ is out of his depth. Love or loathe Buhari these Boko Haram lunatics cant try this nonsense under him. A PDP SENATOR was arrested and accused of being a sponsor of Boko Hram but was released on bail WHY ? Who are his godfathers ? The PDP led government knows but are trying to sweep under the carpet. Boko Haram has killed more Muslims in Northern Nigeria: inside mosques, friday prayers and eid so its obviously not religious but political. They have esponsors and want to cause chaos and wars; meaning eventual siphoning of our oil like Iraq and Libya. NIGERIANS WAKE UP !

Did u read Gideon Orkar's annoucement....

did u read the Captain's announcement of his coup attempt in 1990? If u did, how could u convince urself that this was a person with all his marbles intact. READ MY LIPS: tribalism/sectionalism is dead, and will carry a prison term in the new Nigeria. If u are a looter, YOU DIE, period!! I hope u enjoyed ur lesson in patriotism & character. Primitive bush sectionalism, is a disease that must be cured so Nigeria can prosper

Why This Delirious Smile ...

Why is this president always having this annoying delirious smile? This man does not in any way understand the enormity of the problem we have in our hands.

PDP has destroyed what the Army left of this God blessed country by do-or-die showcasing of mediocrity.

rueben abati is a fool and a disgrace to journalism

Why should abati present us with this picture when the nation is in mourning? There are too many people in government that jonathan should fire-not only the service chiefs but also his image makers who have refused to change with time--this picture is an insult to nigerian--we need a statement from the president also on why the security could not contain the situation in spite of several warning from church leaders in the south east?

@eric ayoola-blame fulani tambuwal, sultan and buhari

was your father among these gallant soldiers, who laid down their lives for Nigeria? Major Gideon Orkar, North Central Captain, N.H. Empere, Captain P.A.Dakolo, South South

dont spend one penny more on security

We, that laid down our lives to save you:
Major Gideon Orkar, North Central Captain N.H. Empere, Captain P.A.Dakolo South South-

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The Popinjays think we do not know the enemies of Nigeria

Agents of confusion(U KNOW WHO U ARE). We the enlightened are not inebriated by "ogogoro" like you. Northern moslems are not Nigeria's enemies. Nigeria's enemies are certainly not from 1 section of Nigeria. This is where we seperate, You sectionalists say we must not EXTERMINATE vermin from ur part of the country, and WE, sons of our Fathers, say that if they have BETRAYED Nigeria, they must BLEED, whether they are south/south(my section) or any other section. Infact, when it is time to exterminate these traitors, it will not be like 1966, s.s. will wipe out s.s. looters, s.e. will wipe away s.e. looters, sw for sw looters & northern officers will exterminate the northern leaders who have brought the north to its knees. It will soon be time to "CLEAN UR OWN HOUSE".

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