BREAKING NEWS: JONATHAN READS THE RIOT ACT, DEPLOYS ARMED FORCES TO 7 NORTHERN S

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at 04:42 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)

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As president, this is the speech I would have delivered to the Nation and I would have done so without the help of a written document:



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Fellow Citizens, at sunset yesterday, I authorized our armed forces to begin full deployment to the seven Northern states namely, Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Yobe, Bauchi, Borno and Kebbi. Along with Plateau state, I have declared an indefinite state of emergency.


This action becomes necessary in the face of the series of terrorists acts that have targeted Christians in those parts of the country. I have also directed the Inspector General of Police to put in place appropriate security measures to secure the churches and government buildings as well as other possible targets. As we seek to improve on our responsibility to the families of those affected by these terrorists acts, these security directives will remain in place as long as it's constitutionally necessary to maintain peace and security in the country. I have also directed the newly established SSDF (State security and Defence Force) to begin the mass arrest of all suspected sponsors and members of Boko Haram; this will complement all the efforts we have made in the past. In this difficult time for the Federal Republic, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who have been affected by these crisis and killings, considering the evidence that there were muslims who were responsible- you can be filled with bitterness, with hatred, and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country, in great polarization, as we witnessed in Kaduna and Kano on sunday, muslims amongst Muslims, Christians amongst Christians, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, to understand and to comprehend, and to replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand with compassion and love for a country that has brought us together as One. For those of you who are Christians and are tempted to be filled with desire for vengance and distrust at the injustice of such an act, against all Muslim people, I can only say that I feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling- seeing citizens who have placed their hope and trust in me mauled and maimed and shattered to death. But we have to make an effort in this country, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times, and to understand that Nigeria is far from perfect. What we need in our beloved country Nigeria is not division; what we need in Nigeria is not hatred; what we need in Nigeria is not violence or lawlessness; what we need is the words contained in "Our Pledge" to Nigeria and that overriding responsibility toward the good of one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they are Christians or they are Muslims. As Christians, it is perhaps important that we should try to understand that in the Islamic tradition, there is a similar mixture of values restraining war along with others promoting it and yet, this is not peculiar to Islam. As your President, I have also received the wonderful tutorship of the Islamic religion. The Qur'an repeatedly refers to God as compassionate and just. It also says that "there is no compulsion in religion" (2:256): submission to God must be freely chosen, not forced. The Qur'an urges Muslims to use "beautiful preaching" to persuade people to accept Islam and to "argue nicely" with Jews and Christians who are seen as worshipping the same God as their own. This is probably the attitude of most Muslim people in Nigeria today. Historically, Christian communities have often been tolerated and protected under Muslim rule. The word jihad, by the way, means struggle or effort. Jihad can refer to the struggle of the individual Muslim to conform his or her will to Allah's, or to a peaceful effort to persuade others to accept Islam. But jihad can also mean holy war. In fact, there's a sense in which the only completely just war in Islamic terms is a holy war since it has to be approved by proper religious authorities and waged to defend or promote Islam or the Muslim community. There is no known religious authority in Nigeria that has permitted the deadly killings by Boko Haram; if our security operatives find anything contrary, the law enforcement will pursue the death penalty. Again, history allows us to see that Islam spread to some parts of the world like Indonesia mainly by means of "beautiful preaching," much of its expansion elsewhere, though was through war, did observe the important moral rules for fighting holy wars: women, children and the elderly were not to be directly attacked. Jihad was not supposed to be total war involving indiscriminate killing-so Boko Haram has not the interest of Islam at heart. Of course, Muslims are probably as prone as Christians to seeing in their holy scriptures only what they want to see, ignoring other passages that contradict their preconceived beliefs. Someone inferring a mandate to wage indiscriminate, offensive war from Qur'an 9:5, "Kill the idolaters wherever you find them," could only do so by ignoring the particular historical context of that passage, verses elsewhere that urge defensive and limited uses of force only, such as Qur'an 2:190, "Fight in the path of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits, for God does not love transgressors," and numerous other verses praising patience in adversity and nonviolent preaching. Whatever the case, as your president, it will not be under my watch that any religious sect will seek to terrorize fellow citizens. I will not hesitate for one second, to use maximum force to bring every Boko Haram Criminal to justice and to kill them wherever we find them. We shall also target their sponsors and make life unbearable for them. No one, no matter how highly placed, who puts the life of a fellow citizen at risk can feel safe in this country under my watch. My administration will remain focused, and committed to our manifesto. We shall not waver, we shall not give up until the security of every life and property is assured. I urge you to return back to your responsibilities as law abiding citizens and to help the New Police force with any information that you may deem necessary for your security and the safety of others. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Thank you for listening and God bless Nigeria.

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jar84 at 06:52 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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look at his weak ugly face
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dididdad at 08:14 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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good speech made, I just hope every christian in Nigeria will understand the difference between the Idiotic boko haram and muslims and stop the unnecessary insult on Islam here because it is not helping the issue
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denmal at 08:20 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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ok na
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Sophyrocks at 08:22 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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Wat a weakling.

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etibaba at 08:27 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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if only he can act based on this speech tins would take a new turn.

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Chris4precious at 08:28 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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Kil there sponsors, let d war start.
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basati at 08:35 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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We voted him so that our live should be better,
but what do we receive in return NONE STOP KILLING, NONE STOP LOOTING,
MORE HARDSHIP.

Let join our faith together as of time of old [ABACHA]
and pray faithful Christian and Muslims for PEACE of GOD to reign again in Nigeria.
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stev200 at 08:37 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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@jar84..if u do not knw wht to reply ..i guess u should kp mute. OK?
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wilson200 at 08:43 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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GOOD MORNING  MR.PRESIDENT.
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Neglito at 08:52 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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Is he going to Brazil to buy weapon?
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onlyGodknows at 08:56 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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Good morning Mr President, this you should have done long time. You respect people so much that u allow them to spoil your work, then you suddenly wake up.
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daddison at 09:10 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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We are having a breathe of "Fresh Air" which GEJ promised us during his campaign. Pls Nigerians, vote on sentiment once again in 2015 to continue with this fresh breathe
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paco_candy at 09:12 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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I hear you, mr president, this one na dog wey dey bark but no fit bite because him no get lever at all.....Abeg we don hear dis before, you dey there and wait  till all d christian die finish before you go take action..GEJ, wake up and be a man...but wait, which security men did you send to those northern states you mentioned? no be dis yeye policemen wey go hear gun sound and dey go run their lives....If i am to be a president..I will tell all christians to leave northern states and go back to  eastern states, then i will declare state of emergency and  import foreign soldiers  or UN soldiers, to destroy all those idiot group ( borko haram), cos nigeria police are weak..."person wey dey sick inside, knows where him dey pain most and u  fit die  if u no talk to doctor about the pain"  Meaning its time GEJ should let other foriegn countries intervene since he cannot handle the issue .. I  strongly belive that AIG, and the fed govt, knows who are sponsoring them and where they hide..Seriously the whole nigeria need help, and GEJ should stand up and become the president we voted him for, and should not be afraid because of the rubbish political interest , but to the sake of the innocent souls being wasted everyday....Infact nigeria should be divided like sudan,southern nigeria and northern nigeria  and there will be peace, cos we igbos are not benefiting anything from northern states anymore...and we dont behave like them...God please help us, we need your intervening....i don talk my mind.. Sad Sad Sad Sad
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paco_candy at 09:13 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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I hear you, mr president, this one na dog wey dey bark but no fit bite because him no get lever at all.....Abeg we don hear dis before, you dey there and wait  till all d christian die finish before you go take action..GEJ, wake up and be a man...but wait, which security men did you send to those northern states you mentioned? no be dis yeye policemen wey go hear gun sound and dey go run their lives....If i am to be a president..I will tell all christians to leave northern states and go back to  eastern states, then i will declare state of emergency and  import foreign soldiers  or UN soldiers, to destroy all those idiot group ( borko haram), cos nigeria police are weak..."person wey dey sick inside, knows where him dey pain most and u  fit die  if u no talk to doctor about the pain"  Meaning its time GEJ should let other foriegn countries intervene since he cannot handle the issue .. I  strongly belive that AIG, and the fed govt, knows who are sponsoring them and where they hide..Seriously the whole nigeria need help, and GEJ should stand up and become the president we voted him for, and should not be afraid because of the rubbish political interest , but to the sake of the innocent souls being wasted everyday....Infact nigeria should be divided like sudan,southern nigeria and northern nigeria  and there will be peace, cos we igbos are not benefiting anything from northern states anymore...and we dont behave like them...God please help us, we need your intervention....i don talk my mind.. Sad Sad Sad Sad
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daddison at 09:13 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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Wise up Nigerians and vote this inept PDP govt out of office in 2015. No amount  of rigging can help them as our votes has started counting
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tosanbabe at 09:28 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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But readers for real..its this government a good luck or bad luck government..if you're not capable of governing a country then you resign then we can understand.To my own point of view i think GEJ is not ripe for the post yet.He was fortunate to be Nigerians president but he should resign if he thinks he has a good name to protect.The guy is governing us with book and not actions.If only BOKO HARAM can step up to the next level i think there will be a solution to this problem in less than 48hours. Let BOKO HARAM VISIT ASO ROCK OR KILL ONE TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THEN YOU WILL SEE OUR GOVERNMENT IS ACTIVE.IF THEM BORN YOU WILL BOKO HARAM TRY KILL ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THEN I WILL KNOW YOU"RE STRONG AND STOP KILLING INNOCENT SOULS.
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everyday247 at 09:34 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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9ja is boiling and will explode someday if not soon[/b[/font][/font][/font]]
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spekay at 09:42 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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@ Poster   

Na news and speech wey go breAK YOUR Neck with your stupid illusions .  Strive to   FEED the people  the truth not figments of your own childish  imagination .  !

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dizhadah at 09:44 AM, 19/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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hope this will bring some sanity in the state. Sad
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