Sunday, September 25, 2011

Terrorism - Jonathan Urges World Leaders to Unite

21 September 2011

New York — PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday urged world leaders to unite in the global war against terrorism, so as to ensure a peaceful world in the future.

Delivering an address at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York, United States, President Jonathan said "We must win the war against terrorism because it infringes on the fundamental rights of all peoples to life and safety from fear".

He lamented "the increasing use of terror in various regions of the world as a form of political action" and warned that such action "poses serious threat to international peace and security".

The president recalled the challenges Nigeria has been facing in the past few months with the "upsurge of terrorist attacks in parts of our country."

He commiserated with the "UN family for this barbaric and heinous attack against those who have dedicated their lives to helping others," and reassured the world of the country's preparedness to tackle terrorism.

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