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In a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari decried the killing of the young students who were cut down by evil people in their prime while promising to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly acts were brought to book.
‘My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,’ he said.
While commenting on the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State, in particular, the President condemned them as ‘barbaric terror attacks,’ and described as ‘unfortunate’ the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities. Addressing this scourge, requires a great show of empathy and coming together as a society to squarely confront these elements and the danger it poses to our democracy and peaceful life in the country.”
The president went further to gave strong assurances that those that think that profits can be made, either from money paid as ransom or in politics, ‘will realise sooner than later that they are bound by the same fate as their victims.
‘Banditry, kidnapping, and the politics of murders will be fought with all the resources available to our country,’ he declared.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK