Mark condemns Yobe massacre


- —–Says we must stop these senseless killings —–condoles Gov. Suswam over death of kinsmen in Benue

President of the Senate Senator David Mark has condemned in strong terms the gruesome murder in cold blood of students of the Federal Government College , Buni, Yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Scores of Students were brutally murdered by gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents in the wee hours of Monday while asleep in their hostels.

Senator Mark lamented that the insurgents have no justification to kill students who neither offended them nor committed any crime saying that ” even in war situations, children and women were always spared.

” This open declaration of war on every body especially defenseless students cannot be justified. This is inhuman, it is animalistic and barbaric. It is unthinkable that this is happening in Nigeria.

” It is also curious that under an emergency rule when security operatives should be on red alert. This mayhem still persist. Honestly, this calls for soul searching and I believe the security authorities must rise to this challenge”.

Senator Mark sympathized with the government and people of Yobe state especially the families of the bereaved saying that the terror is not just national but an international threat, that calls for bravery on the part of every one to confront .

In the same vein, Senator Mark yesterday sent a message of condolence to the government and people of Benue State over the unabating killings in parts of the state on account of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.

No fewer than 10,000 persons are said to have been displaced in Benue as a result of the clashes.

A worried Senator Mark in the message to Benue state governor Dr. Gabriel Suswam called for peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness.

He sympathized with the victims and requested security operatives to take appropriate measures to halt the trend in order to restore normalcy to the affected communities.

Paul Mumeh,
Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.