President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the killing of scores of students by suspected terrorists at a college in Yobe between late Monday night and the early hours of Tuesday and has extended his heartfelt condolences to the parents and relatives of the murdered students.
His condolence message is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Reuben Abati.
The statement reads: “The President wholly condemns the heinous killing of the guiltless students. He assures the nation that his administration will not relent in its ongoing efforts to end the scourge of terrorism in parts of the country, which has sadly claimed more innocent lives today (Tuesday).”
The special adviser said the President also assures that the armed forces and other security agencies would continue to prosecute the war against terror with full vigour, diligence and determination.
The supervising minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, has also condemned the attack on the innocent students, saying the ministry would continue “to liaise with security agencies and relevant stakeholders to improve security around all federal unity colleges”.
Wike also commiserated with the families of the bereaved and prayed God to grant the bereaved families the strength to bear the unfortunate loss.
Insurgents on Monday attacked the college at about 11.30 p.m., killing over 40 students in a siege that lasted five hours.