Jonathan Condemns Killing Of British Soldier

president-JPresident Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock at the terrorist attack and butchering of a British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in the Woolwich area of London, United Kingdom by a British-born Nigerian – Michael ‘Mujahid’ Adebolajo and an accomplice.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan conveyed  his condolence to British Prime Minister David Cameron and the British people over what he described as a “senseless and barbaric act.”

The statement noted that a terrorist attack anywhere is an attack on the way of life of all free nations and must be collectively condemned by all persons irrespective of race, ethnicity or religion.

“It is in this spirit that the Nigerian government is partnering with the British Government, as well as all other stakeholder sovereigns to stand up to and fight terrorism and extremism in whatever guise or pretense it chooses to present itself.”

The statement added that, “President Jonathan recognizes that each environment presents its own unique challenges and peculiarities and actions taken by affected nations may differ, yet the resolve to confront and defeat this threat should never be in doubt.”

“Nigerians are collectively resolute about the need to protect the freedoms that define our existence and inter-relationships at home and overseas. Our recent past tells us that when we pull together, this common enemy and threat will eventually be defeated.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. This guy have spent all his life in London, he has a british passport, so to me he is more of a briton than a Nigerian. If they want to say he is Nigerian Becus he killed somebody, wot about the other Nigerians Makin BRitain Proud in many areas such as olympics how com they are neva refared to as Nigerians, though it is a bad thing to kill someone, Briton shu not just say he is a Nigerian he is more British.

  2. Nigerian should speak out and condemn the beheading of a citizen yesterday in UK. The beheading was done by a British citizen an
    not a Nigerian as speculated, his name does not confirm his nationality. This lunatic was born in the United Kingdom, never been to nigeria, issued a birth certificate in the UK and held a British passport. Suddenly he is now a Nigerian?……The British born Michael ‘Mujahid’ Adeboloja with an accomplice yesterday beheaded a British Soldier on a street in Woolwich, London.Because he is not Gabriel Agbonlahor playing for Aston Villa and Three Lions, or Andrew Osagie, UK’s reigning 800m champion, or Lawrence Okoye, British Discus Record Holder (68.24m), or Abiodun oyepitan, British Olympic Silver and Gold Medalist, or Christine Ohuruogu, Beijing Olympic British Gold Medalist, or Eniola Aluko, British Olympic Female Football star, or Temi Fagbenle British Olympic Basketball queen, or several other thousands of British citizens with Nigerian connection who are making the country proud, it is being made to look like Nigeria has “shown itself again” in the action of that British boy who beheaded a soldier yesterday. Nigeria should just be left out of this. What d british boy did is barbaric.

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