We Will No Longer Handle Terrorists With Kid Gloves – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has declared war on terrorists, saying Nigeria will no longer handle the issue of terrorism in the country with kid’s glove.

Jonathan made the disclosure on Thursday in Windhoek, Namibian, while having bilateral talks with President Hifikepunye Pohamba, at the Conference Hall of the Namibia State House.

“Initially, we handle it with kid’s glove, but now we have decided to be a little more forceful because we must thrash out these terror groups,” said the president.

He said that the Federal Government had decided to be more forceful in curtailing the activities of the Boko Haram group that was unleashing terror in some states of the North-East region.

He therefore solicited the support of his Namibian counterpart and other leaders in stamping out terrorism globally.

“The issue of global terror is worrisome and in Nigeria, we believe that a terror attack on anywhere in the world is a terror attack on everyone.

“It may be more in one country compare to the other, for instance, in the North-Eastern parts of Nigeria, three states out of 36 states, we are having incidence of terror.

“We must not allow it to continue to slow down economic growth in that part of the country.

“With the terror attacks in that part of the country, the rest of the country feel it because Nigerians live everywhere.

“In these other parts, there is always the fear that if you do not tackle it, it will infiltrate in these other parts.

“We will work together to ensure that terror attack is stamped out globally and in Nigeria, we are committed.”

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