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Africa News of Saturday, 24 April 2021


Buhari mourns slain Kaduna students, vows to fight banditry

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday,April 24, condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State.

He promised that his regime will fight banditry, kidnapping and what he called political murders with all the resources available.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed these in a statement titled ‘President Buhari denounces the killing of Kaduna students as barbaric terror attack.’

Shehu quoted the President as describing the slain students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime.

“My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” he further quoted the President as saying.

On the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State, in particular, Shehu said 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 presidential aide said Buhari 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.”