President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State.
The victims were identified as Sadiq Yusuf Sanga, Precious Nwakacha, and Dorathy Yohanna.
In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Saturday, President Buhari described the killing of the students by the gunmen as a “barbaric act of terror”.
“My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the President.
According to the president, the students were bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime.
He described as unfortunate “the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities.
“Addressing this scourge requires a great show of empathy and coming together as a society to squarely confront these elements and the danger it poses to our democracy and peaceful life in the country,” the statement read.
President Buhari gave strong assurances that those that think that profits can be made, either from money paid as ransom or in politics, “will realise sooner than later that they are bound by the same fate as their victims”.
“Banditry, kidnapping and the politics of murders will be fought with all the resources available to our country,” declared the President.