President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said his government would do everything possible to make sure the people behind the bomb explosions that killed about 47 students of Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School, Potiskum, Yobe State, are made to pay for their crime.
In a statement signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, Jonathan also commiserated with the students, parents and government of Yobe State.
“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 bomber.
“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 statement which described as a ‘seeming setback’ conveyed Jonathan’s commitment to “winning the war against insurgency and terrorism.”
The president also used the opportunity to call for cooperation of all Nigerians in the fight against insurgency and terrorism.
“Nigeria, President…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,” he said.