Jonathan Condemns Killing Of UN Workers In Northeast Nigeria
Again, Boko Haram is increasing its activities at a time the military is also claiming it has decimated the terrorist group in northeast Nigeria.
Its latest activity, the killing of United Nations workers in Rann, a community in Balge Local Government area of Borno State, is now drawing world attention and it is coming 11 days after they abducted some 110 girls from a school in Yobe State.
Reactions are already trailing the killings and a former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan voiced his condemnation for the attack.
"I condemn the killings of members of staff of the United Nations and other humanitarian and aid workers in Rann by Boko Haram terrorists.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the UN and the families of the victims as well as to those injured in the dastardly and cowardly attack.
"The UN and other humanitarian and aid groups such as Médecins Sans Frontières have been friends of Nigeria and deserve hailing not killing," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Attacks by Boko Haram spiked during his time in office and at different occasions he had sought international support to end the activities of the terrorists that have attacked communities in northeast Nigeria in the past eight years of its push for the establishment of an Islamic State in the region.
They are also pushing for an end to Western Education there.
Again, Dr. Jonathan highlighted the only way that the war against the insurgents could be won.
"I therefore repeat the call I made while in office-that the war on terror must be treated as a global war. There must be full and total cooperation amongst the nations of the world.
"An attack on one nation must be seen as an attack on all nations. That is the only way we can defeat terror. Together. Not apart," he stated.