Tambuwal On Yobe Massacre: We Are Running Out of Excuses
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has
described the killing of dozens of students at the Federal Government
College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State 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 especially now that those engaged
in the killings have increased their attacks on softer targets.
He said the only way to console the families of the victims and Nigerians
is by fishing out perpetrators of the dastardly act by bringing them
“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
“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. In this their hour of need, 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, and we know we will come out stronger, and victorious.”
While expressing sympathy with the families of the victims, Tambuwal urged
Nigerians to be more vigilant and to help security agencies with useful
information that will help to secure their areas.