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Atiku expresses outrage over Yobe school bombing

11 November 2014, 10:06

Abuja - Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has expressed outrage over the bombing of the Government Technical Science College, Potiskum, Yobe, by a suicide bomber dressed as a student of the school.

Atiku, in a statement by his Media Officer, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, said that the latest bombing was needless.

According to the statement, the deaths of young and promising Nigerian school children underscored the need for the government at all levels, elders and opinion leaders to find a permanent solution to the problem of insurgency.

It noted that the tragic incident was not the first time that innocent young people were subjected to violence and untimely death in their quest to get an education.

Also read: Death toll rises to 49 after Yobe school bombing

"One expects that knowing the anti-education mindset of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, the relevant authorities should have done their side to ensure that at least, our educational institutions are provided with additional security."

Atiku appealed to the perpetrators of the crime and similar ones in the past to have a rethink and refrain from taking life which no one could create.

It expressed condolences to the government and people of Yobe, the management, staff and students of the college and the parents and guardians of the affected students.

-  NAN


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