Senate President, Sen. David Mark, on Wednesday condemned the murder of students of the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe by insurgents, describing it as ‘animalistic and barbaric.’
Mark, whose condemnation came just a day after news if the killing of the 29 schoolchildren emerged, was also quoted in a statement as saying that the insurgents had no justification to kill students who neither offended them nor committed any crime.
The statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, also quoted the Senate President as saying: “Even in war situations, children and women are always spared.
“This open declaration of war on everybody, especially defenceless students, cannot be justified. This is inhuman, it is animalistic and barbaric.
“It is also curious that this mayhem persists under an emergency rule when security operatives should be on red alert.
“This calls for soul searching and I believe the security authorities must rise to this challenge,” he said.
He was also quoted as sympathising with the government and people of Yobe, especially the families of the bereaved, saying that the attacks called “for bravery on the part of every one to confront.”