Goodluck Jonathan hopeful of a peaceful coexistence contemplating defeat for Boko Haram insurgency

Nigerian President has expressed hope on ensuring that the spate of deadly attacks being carried out by the Islamist sect Boko Haram would soon come to pass. While chairing a meeting held by his ruling People’s Democratic Party in Abuja, Goodluck Jonathan said, “There is some hope and God willing, the issue of Boko Haram will soon come to an end.” The president also pointed out on the recent attacks occasioned in Central Plateau State claiming over 100 lives. He also lamented on the security situation in the country saying, “Security is very paramount and my government is working with the Plateau State government to assist in ending the unrest.”

If history is anything to go by, it would be noted that Boko Haram insurgency is said to be operating in the Muslim-dominated northern part and in the national capital Abuja. The group has claimed more than 1,000 lives since mid 2009. Thousands have also been killed with scores left injured in violence between the ethnic Muslim Fulani headsmen mainly the Christian villagers residing in the Plateau state in the recent years. Plateau State is the dividing boundary line between the southern Christians and the majority northern Muslims found in the most populous country.



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