“Terminating innocent lives through terrorist acts is primitive, so perpetrators and sponsors of terrorism through Boko Haram cannot be anything but uncivilised,” Jonathan said.
He spoke in Dutse, Jigawa State as he ended his two-day visit to the state.
Stressing that it was wrong for any individual or group to resort to killing to express grievances, the President said Boko Haram’s activities were inhibiting national development.
Jonathan therefore admonished all Nigerians to speak out in condemnation of terrorist acts in the country.
Boko Haram has since 2009 attacked military and police facilities, worship centres and drinking joints among others.
No fewer than 1,000 people have been killed in attacks by the sect members.