UN,Police Hqtrs,Madalla Bombing Suspects Already In Custody - Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that prayers from the church have helped in no small measure to stabilize the country, just as he disclosed that most of the suspects in the UN House, Police headquarters and Madalla bombings have been arrested.
Speaking yesterday at a special church service for the new year, the President again assured that 2013 will be a better year. He attended the service in company of his wife, Dame Patience and his mother.
"The church's prayers have been helping us to stabilise the country at the time of challenge. There was time the country was drifting and everyone thought the country will not endure but the prayers rescued us.
“The New Year will be better for the country. We have a huge population and we will continue to provide employment for our people and encourage entrepreneurship.”
On the challenges confronting us as a nation, President Jonathan, charged the church to be more prayerful, saying "We shall overcome terrorism, kidnapping and armed robbery with more prayers from the Church.
He said with the arrest of most of the suspects in the UN House, Police headquarters and Madalla bombings, security agencies are intensifying effort to contain the insurgents.
His words, "Most of the terror suspects have been arrested. Most people will not know what the security agencies have been doing. The people who bombed police HQ, UN House and St Theresa's Catholic Church in Madalla have been arrested. We will continue to improve security architecture.”
Preaching, the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, chose the theme "Circumcise your heart". According to him, all Nigerians should circumcise their hearts so that we can have a new Nigeria.
Present at the service were the Minister of Police Affairs, Capt Caleb Olubolade (rtd) and Minister of state, FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide.