“It’s a terror attack” – Buhari condemns killing of 3 Greenfield University students


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President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday’s killing of three students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State, was a “barbaric terror attack”.

The president’s stance was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu on Saturday.

According to the statement, the President described the 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,” the statement quoted President Buhari as saying.

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 statement quoted President Buhari as giving 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,” the statement quoted the president as saying.

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