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Tambuwal condemns killing of students in Yobe

27 February 2014, 21:01

Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has described the killing of 29 students of the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi,Yobe as ignoble, wicked and horrendous.

In a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal tasked security agencies to redouble their efforts and change their tactics.

He noted those engaged in the killings had increased their attacks “on softer targets.”

Tambuwal said the only way to console the families of the victims and Nigerians was by fishing out perpetrators of the dastardly act and bringing them to justice.

"While attending prayers organised to mark the 89th birthday celebration of former President Shehu Shagari in Sokoto, my attention was drawn to the horrendous act of barbarity visited on innocent college students in Yobe.

"My first thoughts go to the families and friends of the kids brutally gunned down in an act of cowardice by people whose humanity must be called to question.

"While we must all join hands to bring this insanity to an end, we must however bear in mind that we are running out of excuses in our responsibility to our citizens.

“We, in the House of Representatives, feel the grief and pain of the families of the victims.

"We will stand with them hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder. We assure them that as brothers, we will continue to confront headlong, the threats of terror facing our nation," he said.

Tambuwal urged Nigerians to be more vigilant and to help security agencies with useful information that would help to secure their areas.

-  NAN

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