Jonathan vows action after Nairobi assault


jonathan-sack-ministersNew York – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday vowed to pursue his own crackdown on Islamist extremists following a bloody assault on a shopping mall in Kenya.

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“The reign of terror anywhere in the world is an assault on our collective humanity,” Jonathan told the UN General Assembly.

Condemning the “dastardly terrorist attack” by Somalia’s Shebab militants against Nairobi’s Westgate mall, Jonathan said: “We must stand together to win this war together.”

Jonathan said that Nigeria also faced a “challenge to national stability” in reference to Boko Haram, an Islamist movement whose insurgency in the country has left more than 3,600 people dead since 2009.

“We will spare no effort in addressing this menace. We are therefore confronting it with every resource,” Jonathan said.

Jonathan insisted that Nigerian forces were also showing “due regard for fundamental human rights.”

Human rights groups have accused forces of major abuses against civilians.

The human rights commission is investigating allegations that security agents shot dead eight unarmed squatters in the capital Abuja on Friday in the guise of fighting Boko Haram.


Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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