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APC urges President Jonathan to visit Yobe

11 March 2014, 06:41

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Yobe to commiserate with the families of students of Federal Government College, Bunu-Yadi killed by the Boko Haram insurgents on February 24.

This was contained in a statement issued by Lai Mohammed the Interim National Publicity Secretary of the party and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

He said that the President’s visit to the scene of the incident would give succour to families of the students, and assure them that government had not abandoned them.

He added that it would also be a morale booster to the troops securing lives and property in the North-East region.

The party spokesman said the visit could be likened to what other world leaders usually do in similar situations.

“President Barack Obama of the U.S. flew to Tennessee, where he spoke at a high school where students were still reeling over the shooting of one of their classmates in January.”

“Also, in 2012, President Obama paid a similar visit to Newtown in Connecticut, where he met the relatives of the 20 schoolchildren and eight adults who were shot,” he said.

Mohammed said that the president should not give the impression that there was any part of the country he could not visit, which could suggest victory to the terrorists in the North-East.

-    NAN

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