President Goodluck Jonathan releases statement over the blast in Yobe state.
President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the
bombing of the secondary school in Potiskum, Yobe. The president, via statement
released by Reuben Abati, said that those who did it will be arrested and made
to face the music for their act of terrorism.
The statement reads:
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends heartfelt commiserations
to the Government and people of Yobe state on the death of many students in a
bomb attack on Potiskum earlier today.
President Jonathan also conveys his deepest sympathies to all
parents who lost their beloved children in the heinous attack on the Government
Science Secondary School which appears to have been carried out by a suicide
The President condemns the dastardly murder of the students on
their school’s assembly ground as they prepared to begin another week of study
in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families.
He assures the grieving parents and people of Yobe state that no
matter how long it takes, the Federal Government will ensure that all those
responsible for the senseless murder of so many promising youngsters and the
continuing acts of terrorism across the country are brought to justice and made
to pay for their atrocious crimes.
The President similarly assures all Nigerians that in spite of
seeming setbacks, his Administration remains fully committed to winning the war
against insurgency and terrorism.
Nigeria, President Jonathan affirms, will ultimately overcome the
current security challenges imposed by domestic terrorists and their foreign
allies, with the dedication of its Armed Forces and national security agencies,
as well as the continued support and cooperation of all patriotic citizens.