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Jonathan: “B’Haram Will Have No Breathing Space”

In the wake of the lingering violent attacks of the outlawed Boko Haram sect, President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that with the appointment of the new Chief of Defence Staff and service chiefs, the insurgents will face a tough time.

The President’s assurance came 48 hours after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram killed over 70 people including worshippers and villagers in Adamawa and Borno states last Sunday.

While commiserating with the people of Adamawa State for the massacre, the President congratulated the state for producing the current Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.

Jonathan said: “he is somebody I have worked with before and I believe with him and the other service chiefs definitely, the security equation will change. They have not been cleared by the National Assembly, which I believe will be done this week. I believe by next week, we will have our first security council meeting and I believe that the tempo will change. The police, working with the Armed Forces, the excesses of Boko Haram will be reduced.”

In recent development, the House of Representatives has ordered investigation into the arrest of 320 suspected terrorists in Rivers State.

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