by Isi Esene
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday maintained that Nigeria is a safe place to live and do business despite the incessant bombing and attacks experienced in several parts of the country.
He said this yesterday through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, stressing that it is not out of character for insurgent elements all around the world to attack institutional symbols of authority in order to spread maximum fear in the heart of the citizenry.
The president went further to urge Nigerians not to entertain fear in their daily activities.
In the statement, he reportedly recalled an IRA terrorist attack in Britain when a hotel hosting the British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and core members of her cabinet, was bombed.
He stressed that it was not surprising that such strategic places were attacked in Nigeria.
“Some dailies reported that nowhere is safe in Nigeria. In truth this statement is not correct. President Jonathan wishes to assure Nigerians that inspite of this situation, the country is still largely safe and secure,” the statement concluded.