Atiku outraged over bombing, deaths in Potiskum school
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed outrage over the
bombing of the Government Technical Science College, Potiskum by a yet
unidentified suicide bomber dressed as a student of the school.
The former Vice President said in a statement by his media office in Abuja
on Monday that the latest bombing which needlessly claimed the lives of 47
young and promising Nigerian school children is one too many and once
again underscores the need for the government at all levels including our
elders and opinion leaders to find a permanent solution to the problem of
insurgency which has ravaged our country for the past five years.
Atiku noted that the tragic incident in Potiskum is not the first time in
Yobe State and indeed in the troubled North-East region that innocent
young people are subjected to violence and untimely death for the simple
reason that they want an education.
“One expects that knowing the anti-education mind-set of the perpetrators
of these heinous crimes, the relevant authorities should have done their
bit to ensure that at least, our educational institutions are provided
with additional security,” Atiku said.
Atiku Abubakar appealed to the perpetrators of this crime and similar ones
in the past to have a rethink and refrain from taking life which none of
us can create.
He expressed his condolences to the government and people of Yobe State,
the management, staff and students of Government Technical Science
College, Potiskum, the parents and guardians of the affected students and
all those who may have been adversely affected by the senseless murder of
these innocent students.
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