- The presidency has reacted to the sad news of the killing of three UNIPORT students
- President Muhammadu Buhari, in his condolence message to the bereaved families, prayed for the souls of the deceased students
- President Buhari also ordered security agencies to make sure the killers are arrested and prosecuted
The recent killing of three students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers state has brought sadness to a lot of Nigerians as well as the presidency.
In reaction to the sad news, President Muhammadu Buhari, through his media aide, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, May 3, sent his deep condolences both to the bereaved families and the school's authorities.
President Buhari in his message described the development as heinous, adding that it has "cut short the prospectively bright journey of these youths."
Restating the resolve of his administration to end all sorts of crimes in the country, especially the violent ones through the security agencies, the president directed the police to go in search of the culprits and make sure they are brought to book.
He said: ”This administration will continue to equip the law enforcement and security agencies to bring to an end the evil activities of kidnappers in the country.
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"Nigeria's number one citizen also prayed that God Almighty should comfort the grieving families and grant the departed souls eternal rest."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that many families had been thrown into sadness as three 400 level students of UNIPORT who were kidnapped on April 7 were found dead in Eleme area of the state.
The victims were identified as Joy Adoki Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba. They were declared missing by the police on April 19 after Adoki’s brother, Umor, filed a complaint at Eleme Police Division.
According to reports, days after they disappeared, their kidnappers contacted their families and demanded ransom which the families paid. However, despite the payment, the kidnappers failed to release the students as promised.
This lead detectives to arrest one Bright alias Nelly, who also led investigators to Friday Akpan and Emmanuel both resident in Eteo, Eleme.
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