Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has
condemned Monday’s "dastardly murder" of students of Government Senior
Science Secondary School, Potiskum, Yobe, by suspected suicide bomber.
Reports say dozens of students were killed and several
others were injured when a suicide bomber, disguised as a student, detonated an
explosive at the school’s assembly ground at 7.45 a.m.
In a statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, the President’s
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, quoted Jonathan as promising to bring
the perpetrators of the attack to justice "no matter how long it takes."
He said "President Goodluck Jonathan sends his heartfelt
commiserations to the government and people of Yobe on the death of many
students in a bomb attack on Potiskum earlier today.
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"Jonathan also conveys his deepest sympathies to all
parents who lost their beloved children in the heinous attack on Government
Science Secondary School, Potiskum, which appears to have been carried out by a
"The President condemns the dastardly murder of the
students on their school’s assembly ground as they prepared to begin another
week of study in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families.
"The President assures the grieving parents and people of Yobe
that no matter how long it takes, the Federal Government will ensure that all
those responsible for the senseless murder of so many promising youngsters
and the continuing acts of terrorism across the country are brought to justice
and made to pay for their atrocious crimes.’’
He said the President had also assured Nigerians that in
spite of seeming setbacks, his administration remained fully committed to
winning the war against insurgency and terrorism.
"Jonathan reaffirms that the country will ultimately
overcome the current security challenges by domestic terrorists and their
"With the dedication of its Armed Forces and national
security agencies, as well as the continued support and cooperation of all
patriotic citizens, the country will ultimately overcome.’’