Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Jonathan Condemns Kaduna Blasts, Asks God To Intervene-ChannelsTV
President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday expressed sadness over the multiple explosions that rocked churches in Kaduna and Zaria which left over 20 dead and 100 more injured.
Mr Jonathan who expressed his sadness at a special church service to commemorate the 2012 Father’s Day in Abuja prayed for God to restore peace and heal the nation.
“I was quite thrilled about what was going on in the church and when I got the information that while we were here, there were explosions in Kaduna and since I don’t even know the casualty rate and what is happening; I have been quite sad and I didn’t even want to say something,” the president said when asked to make a speech.
“But when the priest orders you, you must say something,” he added.
Mr Jonathan said that he has hope that God will intervene in the situation in Nigeria and heal the nation.
He solicited the support and prayers of every Nigerian for the peace of the nation and for the success of his administration.
Explosions at five churches in Kaduna state killed over 20 people on Sunday, leading furious Christian youths to drag Muslims out of their cars and kill them in retaliation.
Officials of the Emergency agency said the death toll is likely to increase while the number of injured person is given as more than 100.
The Kaduna State government have issued a 24-hour curfew in the state in a bid to restore law and order in the trouble cities involved in the violent clashes.