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Senate in minute of silence for slain Yobe students

12 November 2014, 21:31

Abuja - The Senate has sympathised with the government and people of Yobe State and the entire Nigerian students over the recent killing of about 50 students at the Government Science Secondary School in Potiskum.

The condolences follow Monday's suicide bomb attack at the school's assembly point, blamed on members of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

Senate President, Senator David Mark, who presided over the sitting that saw senators observed a minute silent for all the students killed, said the killing of the students was the peak of terrorism in the country.

“Killing of the innocent Children is the height of it. We sympathies with the government, people of Yobe and the students in Nigeria,” Mark said.

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

He said the Senate had appealed to Boko Haram group on several occasion to cease its but the appeal appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

“We have appealed to Boko Haram to down their tools but our appeal appears to be on deaf ears.”

Mark hence declared total war on the terrorist group and asked the federal government to fight the war with all resources at its its disposal.

"Boko Haram has declared total war and we must fight the war with all the resources we have. We cannot allow this any longer,” he said.

- CAJ News


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