President Jonathan has condemned the assassination of the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Timta, who was killed by insurgents on Thursday.
According to his spokesman, Dr Ruben Abati: “The President got the news and he was sad about it because what it means is that these terrorists who are threatening peace and stability in Nigeria, are desperate and they continue to show that desperation.
“But as the President made it clear in his democracy day broadcast, that was his main message to Nigerians, that at the end of the day it is the people of Nigeria that will prevail, no matter how desperate terrorists may be and that his government is determined to rid the country of terrorism and the support solidarity the cooperation, the expression of partnership that we are receiving from our neighbouring countries, the whole of the west African sub-region, Africa and the ensure world shows that this is the battle that the whole world is prepared to fight.
“So, the days of peace as the President said in his speech is assured because this battle will not end until it is won and the sustainable development is fully guaranteed.”
Jonathan also extended his sincere condolences to the government and people of Borno State as well as Northern Traditional Rulers on the death of the Emir.
President Jonathan reassured the nation that Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies will continue to receive all the empowerment and support they require from the Federal Government to speedily give maximum effect to his orders that they take all necessary action to stop the brigands, terrorists and insurgents who descended to new depths of infamy with the dastardly killing of a First Class Traditional Ruler.