By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of three University of Port Harcourt students reportedly murdered by their kidnappers and their bodies buried in a shallow grave in April.
The President also extended condolences to the university authorities and the Rivers State Government over the unfortunate incident, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Describing the tragic occurrence as “sad and heinous,” President Buhari, the statement said, regreted that the “evil perpetrators had cut short the prospectively bright journey of these youths.”
He prayed that God will comfort all those who mourn these young students, and grant their souls eternal rest.
President Buhari, while noting that the Nigerian Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit has apprehended one of the suspected perpetrators, further directs the Police Authorities to intensify search for the remaining suspects and bring them to justice,” the statement added.
“This administration will continue to equip the law enforcement and security agencies to bring to an end the evil activities of kidnappers in the country,” Buhari was quoted to have said.