The former president revealed that the attack by unknown gunmen on his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, which leave one soldier death still traumatizes him.
Goodluck Jonathan said this while hosting members of the executive of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, in his office in Abuja expressed worry over the level of insecurity Nigerians face.
I thank you for coming to sympathize with me and my family. The fact that a soldier lost his life in that attack traumatizes me. That young man wouldn’t have died, the way he did if he was not protecting me.
Whenever people come to me, just as you people have come, to talk about that attack, I feel worried about the general society.
Whenever I consider that people could do that to a former President who has reasonable security guarding him, my mind reaches out to the rest of Nigerians who do not have that level of protection.
I am worried that so many people are becoming victims of sporadic shootings, kidnappings and so on. I believe that the country will get over the kind of insecurity it currently faces.
He also highlighted the importance of education and urged the students to be serious with their studies.
According to him, only when people are educated that 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 get to our destination.