- President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken against the killings of some students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State
- The Nigerian leader described those responsible for the killing as evil
- Buhari promised to put more efforts into securing the lives of Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned the killing of three students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna state.
The president in a statement on Saturday, April 24, by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime.
He has vowed that his administration will commit all available resources towards fighting banditry, kidnapping, and murders being perpetrated by evil-minded people across the country.
Buhari described the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna state in particular as barbaric terror attacks.
He said some political and religious leaders exploit the violence to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities.
The president noted that:
“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.''
Meanwhile, the identities of the three Greenfield University students in Kaduna who were slain in captivity by bandits have been revealed.
PM News reported that one of the murdered students is Abubakar Sadiq Yusuf Sanga, the son of Malam Yusuf Mu’azu, a director of the state's ministry of works and a former chairman of Jemaa local government area.
Sadiq, in line with Islamic burial rites, was laid to rest on Friday, April 23, the same day he was killed.
The former vice president says he is heartbroken following the killing and wondered how long the nation would continue to lose precious souls.
The former vice president stated that it was time states were granted constitutional roles in the management of security.