UN chief condemns Yobe students’ killings

Boko Haram

Students of the Federal Government College in Yobe were brutally murdered by the Boko Haram sect.

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has condemned the brutal killing of students at the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, in Yobe.

This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in New York.

At least 29 students are believed to have been killed in the pre-dawn attack with casualty reported to have increased to 45.

The UN Scribe expressed condolences to the bereaved families and hoped that the perpetrators would be “swiftly brought to justice.”

“The secretary-general is deeply concerned about the increasing frequency and brutality of attacks against educational institutions in the north of the country.

“He reiterates that no objective can justify such violence,” the statement said.

On Tuesday, President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the killings, calling them “heinous, brutal and mindless”.

Yobe is one of three north eastern states along with Borno and Adamawa put under emergency rule last May by President Jonathan as the military continues to combat the insurgency in the area.

(NAN)


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