A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed outrage over the bombing of the Government Technical Science College, Potiskum, Yobe State by a yet unidentified suicide bomber dressed as a student of the school.
He said in a statement by his media office in Abuja on Monday that the latest bombing, which claimed the lives of 47 “young and promising Nigerian school children” was one too many and underscored the need for the government at all levels to find a permanent solution to the Boko Haram insurgency.
Mr. Abubakar noted that the tragic incident in Potiskum was not the first time in Yobe State or the troubled North-East region that innocent young people had lost their lives because of their pursuit of education.
“One expects that knowing the anti-education mind-set of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, the relevant authorities should have done their bit to ensure that at least, our educational institutions are provided with additional security,” Atiku said.
The former vice president appealed to the perpetrators of this crime and similar ones in the past to have a rethink and refrain from taking life.
He expressed his condolences to the government and people of Yobe State, the management, staff and students of Government Technical Science College, Potiskum, the parents and guardians of the affected students and all those adversely affected by “the senseless murder of these innocent students.”