President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the attack on the Federal Government College Buni Yadi in Yobe State, calling it callous, barbaric and senseless.
President Jonathan who said that he received the news with immense sadness extended his heartfelt condolences to the parents and relatives of the murdered students.
According to the President “I wholly condemn the brutal and mindless killing of the innocent students by deranged terrorists and fanatics who have clearly lost all human morality and descended to bestiality.”
He, however, gave the assurance of his commitment to ending the scourge of terrorism in parts of the country, which has sadly claimed more innocent lives, promising that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies would continue to tackle the war against terror with vigour.
Witnesses said that the students were attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect in their hostels at night and slain by the hoodlums, instead of the usual gun to avoid the attention of security men within town.
The State Governor, Ibrahim Geidam, had earlier frowned on the poor security arrangement that allows such attacks to persist, asking President Goodluck Jonathan to send more troops to Yobe State to forestall future attacks.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has described the killing of students at the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State, as ignoble, wicked and horrendous.
“We in the House of Representatives feel the grief and pain of the families of the victims. In this their hour of need, we will stand with them hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder. We assure them that as brothers, we will continue to confront headlong, the threats of terror facing our nation, and we know we will come out stronger, and victorious.”