President Goodluck Jonathan believes that the people behind the country’s violent terrorist attacks are planning to bring down his government.
He expressed this opinion at the 2014 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service which took place in Abuja, Punch reports.
Here are some excerpts from the speech he gave at the service:
“You can imagine if this government had not been facing these distractions within this period, definitely, we would have moved farther than this.
All these distractions are planned to bring this government down and since they failed, terror will also fail.
We have been witnessing terror attacks for two years plus, but the Chibok incident has added a major dent on the security of the country. There is nothing God cannot do. With your prayers, our girls will be seen by our security personnel, “he said.
Terror will not stop this country from progressing. We know that these terrorists are human and they are evil men. Definitely, they are among those we categorise as evil forces.
Forces of evil will never prevail. Forces of darkness will never prevail. I call on all Nigerians, Christians and non-Christians who pray, to continue to pray and I believe that God is on our side. Forces of evil and darkness will never prevail,” he said.
Jonathan assured Nigerians that despite the challenges the country is currently facing, elections would hold next year as scheduled.