THE Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday evening vowed that he would lead Nigerians to defeat the Boko Haram sect that has been unleashing terror on parts of the country.
“Fellow citizens, we will defeat terror and I will lead Nigerians to achieve this,” Jonathan declared at a fundraiser where over N60bn was raised for the Victims Support Fund.
The event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja was meant to raise fund to provide relief and succour for
all those who have been adversely affected by terrorism and insurgency in the country.
The President said the fact that his administration set up the fund did not mean that it had accepted that terrorism had come to stay.
He said the Federal Government would not allow evil to prevail over good in the country.
He said although the country was passing through some challenging and tough times, these times would not last.
The President declared, “The fact that we are setting up a victims support fund does not mean we have accepted that terrorism is here to stay. No! Never!
“Rather, this is just one of the short-term measures on our overall strategy against the enemies of peace and progress. “We will not allow evil to overcome good. No! We will not!! I understand perfectly that millions of Nigerians are worried about the threat of terror in our country.
“It is a new phenomenon that took us virtually unawares. I never once thought that I would, in my lifetime, hear of Nigerians strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up innocent people. We would have saw sworn that it is impossible!”
Jonathan said Nigeria would come out of the current challenges a tougher and better nation.