The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, has condemned the killing of students in Yobe State and called on security agencies in the country to put a stop to the mindless killing of defenceless citizens in the North-east.
Chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, who gave the charge on Sunday, described the gruesome murder of 38 students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Yobe as “horrendous and callous”.
He also condemned the killing of 15 persons in Zangang community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The forum is particularly alarmed that the shooting dead of 38 students of the College of Education; Gujba, Yobe State followed the same pattern as the killing of 22 students and a teacher at Government Secondary School, Mamudo in the same state last July,” a statement signed by Aliyu’s chief sress Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, said.
The NSGF commiserated with the families of the victims and prayed God to grant eternal rest to the deceased and quick recovery to those who sustained injuries.
The forum urged security agencies to do more to protect the lives and property of citizens and also ensure that those behind the violence in the region are brought to justice, while pledging to continue to work with other tiers of government to bring an end to security challenges confronting the nation.