Bama: Our Resolve To Use Dialogue To Curb Terrorism Is Not A Sign Of Weakness – Jonathan

borno-prison_750President Goodluck Jonathan has flayed Tuesday’s attack by armed terrorists on Bama, Borno State, which claimed scores of lives and destruction of public property.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, President Jonathan said he “believes that the continuation of such callous and wanton attacks of innocent Nigerians, government facilities and security formations flies in the face of ongoing efforts to establish a workable framework for dialogue and the peaceful resolution of security challenges in Northern Nigeria.”

Abati sounded the President’s warning that the Federal Government’s consideration of dialogue in bringing an end to some of the current threats to security in the country should not be taken as a sign of weakness, adding that government was determined to use all the forces at its disposal to crush all brazen affronts to the powers and sovereignty of the country.

The President extended sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of the soldiers, policemen and prison officials who lost their lives in the dastardly attack.