Buhari condemns ‘barbaric’ killing of Kaduna students, cautions politicians against incitement

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of three students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state.

Gunmen had attacked the institution on Tuesday and abducted some students.

Three of the abducted students were later found dead on Friday in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.

In a statement on Saturday, Buhari condemned the killing and described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down in their prime.

“The killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna, is tragic and condemnable. Three young Nigerians cut down by in their prime, by evil people. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace,” the president said.

“These recurring kidnappings and killings, in Kaduna State in particular, are barbaric, terror attacks. We are determined to continue fighting all forms of banditry, kidnapping and criminality with maximum will and with all the resources available to our country.”

He also cautioned politicians and religious leaders against making inciting remarks to further aggravate the situation, adding that what is needed now is the empathy and cooperation of all citizens.

“Let me add that it is unfortunate the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities,” he said.

“Addressing this scourge requires a great show of empathy and coming together as a society to squarely confront these elements and the danger they pose to our democracy and peaceful life in the country. Nigeria will triumph over evil!”

The killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna, is tragic and condemnable. Three young Nigerians cut down by in their prime, by evil people. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace.

— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) April 24, 2021

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