Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku says he is heartbroken over the killing of three abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the development, said their remains were found on Friday in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the University.
The students were shot dead by bandits who kidnapped them barely three days after they abducted at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun Local Government Area of the State.
The abductors had contacted family members of the kidnapped students and demanded a collective ransom of N800 million.
Reacting to the incident, Atiku wondered how long Nigeria will continue to lose precious souls.
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, prayed God to comfort the families and friends of the slain students.
Atiku in a tweet on Friday, also called It is time states are granted constitutional roles in the management of security.
“Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna. How long shall we continue to lose precious souls? May their families and friends be comforted. It is time states are granted constitutional roles in the management of security”.
According to the statement signed by Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, the remains of the students were found on Friday, in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the University.
“In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students.”
“The armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA.
“The remains of three students were found today (Friday), in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university and have been evacuated to a mortuary by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, and Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lt.Col. MH Abdullahi.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing of three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities. He went on to say that the armed bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.
“Evil, the Governor further said, would not triumph over God-given humanity. He appealed to citizens to come together against the forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State.
“The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State sent deep condolences and empathy to the student’s families and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls”, he said in the statement.
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