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Yobe killings: Tambuwal urges new tactics

By The Citizen


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday advised security agencies to adopt new tactics in tackling insurgency and acts of terrorism.

In a statement issued in Abuja by Malam Imam Imam, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Tambuwal said that a change of tactics was necessary, now that those engaged in the act have increased their attacks on softer targets.

46 students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Yobe, were killed by gunmen in predawn attack on Sept. 28.

Tambuwal described the killing of the students as 'wicked, horrendous and beyond the realm of humanity', saying a similar act was committed barely  two months ago at the Government Secondary School, Mamudo, also in Yobe.

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

'We in the House of Representatives feel the grief and pain of the families of the victims. In this their hour of need, we will stand with them hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder.

'We want to assure them that as brothers, we will continue to confront the threats of terror confronting our nation, and we know we will come out stronger and victorious,' he said.

Tambuwal urged Nigerians to be more vigilant and to help security agencies with useful information that would help to secure lives and property. (NAN)


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