Friday September 18, 2020 8:10 PM

Ex-President Jonathan urges security agencies to expose his attackers

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has asked security agencies to bring those behind the attack on his country home to book.

It will be recalled that soldier was shot dead when gunmen attacked his residence on Christmas eve.

Speaking while conducting sympathisers round the scene of the attack on Friday, Jonathan commended the Nigerian military for their gallantry in repelling the attack.

The Cable reports that He thanked Nigerians for the show of solidarity and sympathy over the incident.

“Dr. Jonathan noted that since the assailants attacked his marine security post on December 24, 2019 many Nigerians of different social status including President Muhammadu Buhari, state Governors and political party leaders as well as foreigners have either visited him or called to express their heartfelt sympathy over the unfortunate attack in his house,” read a statement Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman of the former president, issued on his behalf.

“The former President also reiterated his call on the concerned security authorities to expose and bring the criminals to book as a means of ensuring that such daredevil criminality do not happen again in his community or any other place in the country.

“It will be recalled that the assailants who stormed President Jonathan’s country home in about five engine boats attacked the marine security post located within the periphery of the residence at about 1:30 am on Tuesday and sought to take control of a gunboat belonging to the military. They were however resisted by gallant soldiers who engaged them in a firefight.

“The gunmen who couldn’t stand the firepower of the military were forced to beat a retreat.”

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