AND the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, wept! As world leaders yesterday pledged to assist Nigeria to bring the Boko Haram menace to an end, President Goodluck Jonathan, who was in Kano, was received by a tearful Bayero, in his palace. Jonathan urged the country’s leaders and the citizens to be vigilant, noting that members of Boko Haram, who claimed responsibility for last Friday’s serial attacks in the state were not spirits but identifiable criminals, who should be fished out and prosecuted both now and in the future. He said the government was determined to end all acts of terrorism and other security challenges facing the country.
Dressed in a black caftan and a black cap during a visit to Kano to condole with the state government and victims of the bomb explosions, the President charged Nigerian to be conscious of the activities of their neighbours. The President said those behind the violence were “mere mortals that live among the people,” he noted that it behoves on peace-loving Nigerians to be security conscious and be on the alert at all times.