By Abba Gwale
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of three students Greenfield University, Kaduna State, who were abducted last week.
In a statement released by his Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari described the students as bright youngsters who their lives were cut down by the evils at their young age.
“My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” Buhari said.
He also described the incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State in particular as barbaric terror attacks.
The President said, “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 it poses to our democracy and peaceful life in the country.”
He added that those that think profits can be made, either from money paid as ransom or in politics will realise sooner than later that they are bound by the same fate as their victims.
“Banditry, kidnapping and the politics of murders will be fought with all the resources available to our country,” he concluded.