The president’s office has just issued the statement below condemning Sunday’s terrorist attack on Bayero University, Kano.
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON BAYERO UNIVERSITY
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan condemns the murderous terrorist attack on the Bayero University Campus in Kano yesterday and the brutal killing of innocent worshippers at the University by vicious assailants.
“President Jonathan deeply regrets this utterly heinous descent to new depths of calumny by the perpetrators of the attack on one of the nation’s most hallowed citadels of academic endeavour and its members.
“The President urges Nigerians to remain united in their condemnation and rejection of the terrorists who have shown even more clearly by their latest attacks on the media and the academic community that their objective is to destabilize the nation and its vital institutions.
President Jonathan conveys his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of members of the Bayero University Community who sadly lost their lives in the attack.
As the nation mourns their tragic loss, the President urges Nigerians, once again, not to succumb to despair over the persistence of the terrorist attacks, but to remain assured that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to ensure that Nigeria overcomes the scourge of mindless terrorism.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 30, 2012