PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday assured African leaders and the international community that the wave of terror in Nigeria would soon be over. Jonathan spoke at the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Your counsel, more especially offers of support and cooperation, to deal with this menace is reassuring to me that Nigeria is not alone in the fight against terrorism. Indeed, my administration is taking every measure necessary to speedily tackle this problem,” Jonathan told the assembly of continental leaders.
At the AU leaders’ gathering, members elected the President of Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi, as the new chairman. Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, emerged as the 1st Vice-Chairman; Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia, 2nd Vice-Chairman; and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa emerged the 3rd Vice- Chairman.