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Jonathan condemns kidnap of Anglican Archbishop

By The Citizen


President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday said the federal government is winning the war against insurgency and other security challenges in some parts of the country as he also condemned the kidnapp of the Dean, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion and Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province.

President Goodluck Jonathan made the declaration in Yenago while declaring open the standing committee meeting of the Bishops Conference of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion at the Saint Peter's Deanery.

He said the victory recorded was due to the tireless efforts by the Federal Government and the security agencies to ensure that law and order is restored in the North East.

'Already as a result of our ongoing actions and measures, the security situation in the country is steadily improving. The gains of the declaration of state of emergency in the North Eastern part of the country has been tremendous and felt by all.

'From a society that was coping with uncertainty, we are gradually seeing a return to normalcy to most part of the North and other parts of the country.

'Indeed, I can say with all humility and gratitude to God that we are winning the war against terrorism and by His grace we will surely overcome the challenges of terrorism and insecurity in our land,' he said.

President Goodluck Jonathan also condemned the recent kidnap of the Dean, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion and Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey at Aleto, Eleme, Rivers State last Friday.