Former -Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed outrage over the bombing of the Government Technical Science College, Potiskum by a yet to identify suicide bomber dressed as a student of the school.
The former Vice President said, in a statement by his media office in Abuja yesterday, that the latest bombing which needlessly claimed the lives of 47 young and promising Nigerian school children is one too many and once again underscores the need for the government at all levels including our elders and opinion leaders to find a permanent solution to the problem of insurgency which has ravaged our country for the past five years.
Atiku noted that the tragic incident in Potiskum was not the first time in Yobe state and indeed in the troubled North-East region that innocent young people were subjected to violence and untimely death for the simple reason that they wanted education.
He said, “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.”
He appealed to the perpetrators of this crime and similar ones in the past to have a rethink and refrain from taking life which none of us can create.
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 who may have been adversely affected by the senseless murder of these innocent students.