President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned Sunday's suicide bomb attack on a Catholic Church in Kaduna, describing it as "barbaric, cruel and uncalled for."
A statement from the Office of Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity revealed that Dr Jonathan was extremely saddened by the explosion but resolute that the war against terrorism would become more unrelenting as the nation would never give in to the forces of terror and retardation.
President Jonathan noted that the apparent objective of the criminal and unpatriotic elements and forces behind the attack was to set back the progress the Administration had made in the fight against terrorism in the country.
It is obvious he said that the perpetrators did not mean well for Nigeria and its unity and development, but he insisted that the persistence of messengers of evil would not prevail over the will of the government and the people to secure peace and safety
The President commiserated with the Catholic Church, family and friends of the victims of the bombing, assuring them that government’s resolve to deal with the threat of terrorism remained strong.
Government's efforts to deal with all acts of terror and violence would only be redoubled even as he promised that the security agencies would continue to receive all the support they needed to reverse the unacceptable trend that threatened the peace and stability of the nation