President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to living together in peace and harmony and resist the antics of international terrorists and their local collaborators who he described as the “brainwashed pawns of international terrorism.”
In his Easter message to the nation, the president said peace and security are very important to the development of the country, vowing that security agencies would ensure that peace in the country is sustained.
“As we celebrate this year’s Easter therefore, I urge all Nigerians to rededicate themselves to living in peace and oneness with all members of their communities no matter their ethnicity, religious beliefs or places of origin,” he said.
“On your part, dear countrymen and women, I urge you to continue to exhibit restraint and understanding in the face of seeming provocations. Those who mindlessly and indiscriminately attack churches, schools, health workers, motor-parks, banks and ordinary road users must be seen as they truly are: the brainwashed pawns of international terrorism.
“They do not represent any true religion or section of the country and we must never play into their hands by succumbing to their nefarious ploys to incite religious, ethnic hatred and division among us.”