Jonathan receives NANS executive, expresses pain over killing of soldier in his Otuoke home attack




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Former President Jonathan and some delegate of Association of Nigerian Students ()

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has again expressed pain over the killing of a soldier the Christmas eve attack by unknown gunmen on his country home Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
The former President stated this his office when the members of the executive of the Association of Nigerian Students () paid him a solidarity visit over the 24th December, 2019, attack.
Addressing the students, Dr. Jonathan said: “I thank you for coming to sympathise me and family. The fact that a soldier lost his life that attack traumatizes me. That young man wouldn’t have died, the way he did, if he was protecting me.
“Whenever come to me, just as you have come, to talk about that attack, I feel worried about the general . Whenever I consider that could do that to a former President who has reasonable security guarding him, mind reaches out to the rest of Nigerians who do have that level of protection. I am worried that so many are becoming victims of sporadic shootings, kidnappings and so on. I believe that the country will over the kind of it currently faces.”
Dr. Jonathan highlighted the importance of education and urged the students to be serious their studies, adding that when are educated the country would be able to manage governance and development issues better.
“For you young people, I urge you to believe in yourselves and believe in your country. Surely we will to our destination, ” he said further.
Speaking earlier, President Danielson Akpan said that they had come to sympathise the former President over the attack in his and to thank him for his legacies in the education sector. Akpan told the former President that many students that enrolled in the 12 federal universities he established had successfully graduated.
“The that enrolled when you created those universities are now graduates. Some are gainfully employed, some are already employers of labour while some that have left the shores of our country are doing excellently well abroad.
“Your Excellency, Nigerians believe in you and what you stand for that elections should be freely conducted as you did in 2015. That particular call you placed on your successor on 31st of March 2015 is a notable achievement for which history will continue to hold you very dearly till eternity.”