The president urged Nigerians in his Easter message to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country.
For years, the country has struggled in its battle against Boko Haram terrorists, whose insurgency has lasted 10 years in the northeast region, as well as bandits who are kidnapping and killing people in some northern states, especially Zamfara.
In the president Easter message released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, he acknowledged that the country is really in pain over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation.
The president Easter Message:
This administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate our armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to enable them successfully confront these security challenges.
We will not allow merchants of evil and death to overwhelm the nation. Under my watch, the nation will triumph over them – terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and the like.
On this holy occasion, I enjoin all Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country.
I also urge you not to lose hope of a brighter and greater future for the country when we do the right things in love.
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
We must reinforce the bond of brotherhood and good neighbourliness that citizens of a cohesive country must share. We must not allow the few bad elements in our communities to put asunder our communal tendencies and chords of unity.