Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was in tears on Tuesday when he was informed about the murder of students over 40 students of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Gujiba Local Government Area of Yobe State by the suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
Atiku has described the attack as unfortunate. He has also urged President Jonathan to seriously tackle the Boko Haram foot soldiers.
In a statement on Tuesday, he said:
“My heartfelt condolences go to families of the slain school pupils. It is unfortunate that innocent school children, will become victims of armed attacks.
“This will not be the first time in recent times that school children are being attacked, and it is particularly disheartening that the Federal Government is yet to devise a strategy of keeping our schools safe from terror attacks. If our counter-insurgency strategies are not strong enough to keep our children safe inside their schools, then one must wonder if such a strategy isn’t mere chasing shadows.
“It is important that the Federal Government ups its counter-insurgency strategy and desist from taking credits in pushing armed attacks to the fringes, as the president would like to put it. No Nigerian’s life is less in value to another”.