Recent attacks on some communities in Plateau State which left scores of people dead, including a Senator and a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, have nothing to do with the Boko Haram sect, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.
Jonathan who was addressing members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) during its sixtieth meeting held at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja yesterday, did not elaborate further on who was responsible for the attacks which the Boko Haram sect had claimed responsibility.
He said: “If you look at the issue of Boko Haram for the past three weeks, except the one we had in Plateau State which was quite unfortunate and had nothing to do with Boko Haram, it is something we have been following up and we will continue to work with Governor Jang and other stakeholders to make sure we resolve the Jos crisis. Outside that there is hope and God’s willing, the issue of Boko Haram will come to an end.”
While emphasizing on the need for security, Jonathan said: “During our campaigns, our emphasis was more on job creation and power. But now what worries us most is security.”