Monday, August 29, 2011

UN office bombing: Concern over Jonathan’s safety

28 August 2011

Security around President Goodluck Jonathan has heightened following the bomb explosion that rocked the United Nations Headquarters in Abuja on Friday. The explosion killed 18 people and maimed several others.

Fearing that the president might be the next target of the bombers, security chiefs in the Nigeria Police Force, State Security Service, the army, the Directorate of Military Intelligence ordered that security be beefed up around Jonathan and the Presidential Villa, minutes after a suicide bomber drove a vehicle laden with explosives into the UN office.

A reliable security source said, “The Boko Haram sect has shown that they can do and undo. The president has always had security around him but we have increased it. They won’t get him.”

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