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There will be no let up in the fight against terrorism- Presidency

By The Rainbow
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For President Goodluck Jonathan, there is no retreat, no surrender in the battle to uproot the dreaded Boko Haram and other terrorist groupsin the country.

Jonathan said Friday  that although measures taken by his administration had resulted in a significant reduction in the occurrence of terrorist attacks in the country, the government would not lower  its guard on terrorism.

The Federal Government will keep on doing everything possible to further enhance security in all parts of the country, the president said in Abuja, while speaking with the outgoing Representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. David Mac Rae.

He told the outgoing diplomat that his administration would  remain very proactive in combating terrorism and insecurity.

Affirming that there are many positive things happening in the country, President Jonathan said that his administration would continue to do its best to correct negative perceptions about the country such as the notion of widespread insecurity and corruption.

The President welcomed declaration by the outgoing ambassador, that he had recently travelled to the Niger Delta and some Northern States and found people there going about their normal lives and businesses without fear.

He urged him to assist in correcting current misconceptions about Nigeria by taking that positive message to the European Union and the rest of the world.

President Jonathan seized the opportunity of Mr. Mac Rae's visit to commend the European Union for its past and on-going support towards improving the electoral process in Nigeria.

He also assured Mr. Mac Rae that Nigeria would act to facilitate the early conclusion of a partnership agreement between ECOWAS and the European Union.