Sunday, 7 July 2013

Jonathan : Yobe Students Killers will go to hell

•State orders closure of secondary schools, appeals for intervention fund •EU, Britain, Mark condemn killings as JTF arrests Borno ANPP chairman An exasperated President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday had harsh words for gunmen who killed 32 schoolchildren in Potiskum, Yobe State on Saturday, saying they will “burn in hell for their horrific act”. Jonathan, in a reaction to the killing of the boarding schoolchildren along with a teacher, who were attacked in a dawn raid on their Government Secondary School, Mamudo, described the incident as wicked, horrific and barbaric. The death toll in the attack rose to 32 Sunday, from the initial 29, as two more students and a local initially injured in the attack died at the General Hospital, Potiskum, where they were receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the onslaught. The European Union (EU), Britain and Senate President David Mark also condemned the killings, suspected to have been carried out by members of the outlawed terrorist group, Boko Haram. The attack on the school in Potiskum occurred about three weeks after similar attacks on students in Damaturu and Maiduguri and has forced the Yobe State Government to shut down all secondary schools in the state. The president, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, condoled with the bereaved families, saying the act would not deter the federal government from prosecuting its ongoing war against terror. Despite the attacks on schoolchildren, who have become the main targets of Boko Haram insurgency in the wake of the anti-terror war, the military campaign against the terrorists has helped to reduce their activities......full story here.....>>>>
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