President Muhammadu Buhari finally reacted to the news of the killing of students abducted at Greenfield University, Kaduna by bandits earlier this week, promising to continue the fight against banditry and urged Nigerians to show empathy and come together as a society.
The President disclosed this in a statement on Saturday afternoon, after reports emerged of the killings.
What the President said
“The killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna, is tragic and condemnable. Three young Nigerians cut down in their prime, by evil people. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace.
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 added.
The President described it as unfortunate, that some political and religious leaders were inciting violence to stoke division of mourning families and urged the “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.”
What you should know
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced on Friday that 3 students kidnapped at Greenfield University by bandits earlier this week were found dead. The bandits had demanded a ransom of N800 million from the parents of the students.