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President Jonathan releases Statement on the Killing of Students in Yobe by Boko Haram

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Reuben Abati, the spokesperson for President Jonathan has released a statement on the killing of students in Yobe state today Tuesday 25th February 2014 by members of the Boko Haram sect.

According to the statement, the commander-in-chief is saddened by the situation and assures an increase in security for the nation.

The attack targeted at the Federal College, Buni Yadi, Yobe, went down at 2 AM. Explosives were reportedly hurled into student residential buildings; the gunmen targeted male students and spared female students.

Over 43 bodies are in the mortuary.

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness and anguish, news of the callous and senseless murder by terrorists of scores of students at a college in Yobe State in the early hours of today.

On behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the parents and relatives of the murdered students.

The President wholly condemns the heinous, brutal and mindless killing of the guiltless students by deranged terrorists and fanatics who have clearly lost all human morality and descended to bestiality.

He assures the nation that his administration will not relent in its ongoing efforts to end the scourge of terrorism in parts of the country which has sadly claimed more innocent lives today.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will continue to prosecute the war against terror with full vigour, diligence and determination until the dark cloud of mass murder and destruction of lives and property is permanently removed from our horizon.

38 Comments

  1. madman

    February 25, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    The problem I have with this is that NO ONE knows if this was actually carried out by Boko Horam or by another sect.

  2. dont get me wrong

    February 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Abeg oga Jona do something!

  3. @edDREAMZ

    February 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    As normal,mr jonah will make statement..
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    ***CURRENTLY LIVING IN THE SUN***

  4. @edDREAMZ

    February 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    As normal,mr jonah will make statement..
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    ***CURRENTLY LIVING IN THE SUN***

  5. Beht why

    February 25, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    It is really not by grammar.. Nonsense

  6. Miss_Flygerian

    February 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Mschew!! The same thing he has been saying for the past 4 years with no results.

    • Blessmyheart

      February 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

      I’m sick of hearing,”President Jonathan condemned the attack”. Please everyone condemns the attack. President do something!
      And why would any human being want to kill innocent school children? This is really getting out of hand.

    • Blessmyheart

      February 26, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      I’m sick of hearing,”President Jonathan condemned the attack”. Please everyone condemns the attack. President do something!
      And why would any human being want to kill innocent school children? This is really getting out of hand.

  7. Me

    February 26, 2014 at 1:06 am

    It is time to stop being sorry and start preventing these deaths. So many nigerians have died since Jonathan became president….. May they rest in peace.

  8. slice

    February 26, 2014 at 1:49 am

    bla bla blah

  9. Eli

    February 26, 2014 at 2:07 am

    This man is just such a goat. Can’t stand his mediocre ass.

  10. Mo

    February 26, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I went to a federal government girls’ college and this really hit home for me because all i could just think of was being in the dorm one night and being brutally and gruesomely attacked/killed. We need decisive action in this area. A press release/statement is not going to bring back this promising lives from the grave neither is it going to prevent any future attacks. If he can exercise absolute power to suspend the CBN governor, we need to see the same kind of move in the people responsible for security in Nigeria who have not been able to implement any strategy to reduce this BH menace. In other countries who are serious about solving terrorism issues, the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Police etch would have had their jobs on the line by now.

  11. Sexxie

    February 26, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Aren’t we tired of his assurances?

  12. billionaire in grace

    February 26, 2014 at 6:51 am

    May God help nigeria and punish those rebels.my hearyt goes after the victims family

  13. Queenny

    February 26, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Rubbish! Always the same statement. Equip the military and flush out the moles within. The Nigerian Army needs motivation!

  14. priscilla

    February 26, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I pray to God to give the president strength to fight this cruel act of unreasonable and inhuman behaviour of those dat think only about themselves who are called the ‘Boko Haram’.

  15. jummai

    February 26, 2014 at 8:23 am

    As usual, he keeps condemning the act and sits down to do absolutely nothing about it. I jst hope he does not win the next elections.

  16. A Sad Nigerian

    February 26, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Please, I’m tired of hearing the president condemns the killings! Just last week,my friend was killed in Maiduguri when BH descended on their base. Why don’t we move the service chiefs to these hot spots ’cause to those outside the hot spots, BH is virtually non-existent!

  17. lilz

    February 26, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Jonathan i beg of you please do something..this requires more than just a statement..this whole BH saga is clearly not getting to him enough..he can’t even come on air to make a statement.they always say jonathan condemns..all his condemnations have produced nothing..this is really painful and he exhibits such a nonchalant attitude towards this thing..something drastic has to be done.. really sad

  18. Lilian Edwin

    February 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Pls God help our country Nigeria n save us from chaos, anarchy n doom….my condolence 2 d victims family

  19. winnie

    February 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    goodluck, drop everything u r doing, wear ur jeans and T-shirt, get ur balls together n be a president! concentrate on ALL the borders of Nigeria, our borders are porous/open – ensure ALL borders are covered, blocked n secured. visit these borders YOURSELF. Ensure maximum security @ the borders. then it will be easier to fight the ones living amongst us. Because let me tell u, most of these fulani crises and Boko or watever sect are foreigners recruiting n equipping our own ppl to cuz these turmoil n confusion. Jonathan use ur BRAIN! Be a president!! or resign!

    • gabe

      February 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

      i am with u let him drop what he is doing and where camouflage and go and take care of these areas once and for all!! the innocent blo0d shed while this man is in power is more than the one shed during the civil war!!! I wonder how he sleeps at night?

    • Nkay

      February 26, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Yes he will TRY to ensure that the borders are closed or secured but please, talk to your mothers and fathers in customs and immigrations who collect small bribes and then open the borders to all sorts of people to come in. You see that change we talk about, that change we all want in Nigeria? It starts from you and I, from our fathers and mothers. There is only so much Goodluck can do and if anybody thinks the opposition is any better, why have they not come up with strategies on how to fight this BH people? The only thing they know how to do is talk trash in the newspapers and on Social media.

      As for you airhead that calls yourself our president, we already know that you are inept and incapable of handling these suituations however, is a little empathy and sympathy too much for Nigerians to expect from you? and when i say sympathy, i do not mean these meaningless statememnts that Reuben Abati and Reno Omoikiri pens down for you. I mean you coming out and trying to personally console the families of these young future Champions who had to die a senseless and totally preventable death. I remember the Sandyhook shooting and other such school shootings in America and how Obama and Michelle came out to sympathize with the bereaved families, how flags were raised at half mast in honour of the fallen angels, how the world stood still and cried for days. What about the Boston Marathon bombings or the Westgate siege in Kenya? The presidents of these countries did not just issue statements, they came out and showed support for their people. I am just tired of all these senseless deaths and then the only thing Jona does is issue a statement. E be like say na to marry because of another country passport na him remain so, even if na Ghana wey dey our backyard here.

  20. no heart to hate

    February 26, 2014 at 9:32 am

    O God please help us and save our Country. So many innocent lives are gone

  21. NT JUSTOK.COM

    February 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I really dnt get some of u straight, wat do u wnt GEJ 2 do(regarding BH killing). U big mouthed ppl shld liv GEJ alone n call on BH 2 put an end 2 der rubbish!

    • lilz

      February 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

      YOU small mouthed one has gej not been “calling on BH to drop their weapons” your brain thinks its mere word of mouth those people need? i don’t blame you its because you have not been affected in anyway.

    • Bleed Blue

      February 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Where does one start with comments like these?

      The President is the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces…what we want him to do dear NT JUSTOK.COM, is to act as his title dictates – command the Armed Forces to take decisive and visible action on these senseless killings.
      In case you haven’t noticed, this is a full-on war, yes it is…so we cannot “call on BH to put an end” to it as if they’re reasonable citizens who will listen to the voice of the people…the same people they’re so quick to kill and maim without thinking twice.
      They need to be replied in the language of war and not these statements which Mr Abati seems to have saved on his computer in draft whereby he can just insert date and location as appropriate, and then send to print.

      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      February 26, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      You have started and ended well. From the comments I keep seeing from this same troll, it’s clearly evident that he’s slithered straight unto BN pages from LIB or wherever else his fellow online ignoramuses commonly track their slime…

    • omada

      February 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Based on your spelling alone you’re clearly a numskull. Do you the purpose of government? Do you know the function of the office of the president? Just keep quiet. I’m tired of reading moronic statements such as this.

    • Iris

      February 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      I was getting riled up about this comment that would make the word “ignorant” ashamed to be associated with you. If “ignorant” was a person it would run when it saw you coming. But then I realised this is the same person that attacked Mama Mia on another post for speaking against domestic violence. Enough said. *hiss*

    • dinky

      April 23, 2014 at 11:33 am

      oga, u know the last person that had a meeting with Boko Haram? GEJ! According to him, his strategy was to negotiate with them. now, who is the one with the big mouth?

  22. NINA

    February 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Mr. President, action they say, speaks louder than words!
    if someone murdered your child in cold blood, you think you’d settle for SORRY?
    Get your act together man.

  23. Good Lady

    February 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

    God save us from this BH nonesence

  24. X- Factor

    February 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Jona is the biggest failure of all times…

  25. tammy

    February 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Stop making statements n start taking action! Use the military to flush this morons out!

  26. Ady

    February 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    reports have it that the soldiers guarding the school surroundings disappeared some hours before the attack

  27. OKU ALPHONSUS

    February 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    PSE JONA STP FOULING URSELF IMMAGINE KILLING INNOCENT CHILDREN & UR STATEMENT IS U CONDEM THE KILLING,I SUSPECT YOU BELONG SOMEWHERE & THAT IS WHY KILLING OF INNOCENT SOULS IS IN HIGH RATE THIS TIME,PSE STP CONTESTING 2015,U FAILED THE NATION

  28. Slightly Bothered

    May 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Is it me? I notice the picture presented for our President not appropriate for the article. It seems wrong, wrong, wrong, to have a smiling, happy picture reported with such sombre news…

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