- Former president Goodluck Jonathan has sent his Christmas message to Nigerians
- Jonathan called on Nigerians to embrace peace, love, justice and freedom
- The former president said that citizens of the country must engage each other peacefully and with justice in other for progress to reign
A former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has sent his Christmas message to his fellow citizens.
In his goodwill message, Jonathan called on Nigerians to prioritise love and peace as, according to him, they are the virtues that characterise the season.
The former president urged citizens of the country to engage with each other peacefully in a bid to bring about a just and equitable society.
On his official Facebook page, he added that the season brings the gifts of peace, freedom, hope, love, and sacrifice for all and sundry, and as such, they should be upheld.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some gunmen on Tuesday, December 24, attacked the Otuoke residence of Jonathan located in the Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.
According to an eyewitness, the attackers came to the former president's house, having gained access to the area through a nearby river on speedboats and succeeded in killing one of the soldiers who were on guard duty.
The eyewitness revealed: “Armed men who came in about five boats attacked the home of former president Jonathan.
“A security officer attached to the former president was killed and about three of the gunmen were shot dead.”
However, a resident of Ogbia revealed that the situation has been brought under control following the efforts of other soldiers who subdued the onslaught of the gunmen and in the process, killed three of them.
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