Monday, 26 December 2011
President Jonathan's response to Dec 25th bombing in Ngeria
December 25th was a moment of sorrow for many Nigerians who lived in Abuja, Yobe and Plateau state as members of the Boko Haram sect, unleashed their terror, killing at least several people and leaving several injured.
St. Theresa’s Church, Madalla, in Suleja, Niger State was the worst hit when a suspected car bomb blast, Christmas morning, killed at least 35 people, including men, women and children. The Mountain of fire church in Jos, was also hit, leaving several of it's members dead.
Meanwhile, President Jonathan in his reaction condemned the blast but made some statements which leaves the question of 'Did he really say that?'
“We have challenges as a nation; even this morning, a very ugly incident happened in a Catholic Church. We are yet to get the number of deaths in the incident.
“The issue of bombing is one of the burdens we must live with. It will not last forever; I believe that it will surely be over,’’ he said.
Condoling with the families of those who lost their lives in the incident, Jonathan said that there was no reason for such an act to be carried out on a Christmas day.
A burden we must live with? Honestly, is that an appropriate statement to make to country with citizens who just lost their loved ones? Forgive me for saying this, but President Jonathan is the burden we are leaving with..... For a president to suggest that it's citizens should live with terror until it fizzles out is just so weak. Our President is weak.
God help and save Nigeria.