Following Saturday’s killing of over 29 students and a teacher of the Government Secondary School in Mamudo village in Yobe State, President Goodluck Jonathan has described the act, as “barbaric, horrific and wicked,” even as he pronounced that the perpetrators will burn in hell.
The attack was reported to have occurred at about 3 a.m. on Saturday at the school’s boarding house where most of the victims were burned alive, while asleep.
The attackers had invaded the school setting fire on the hostels and shooting pupils at random as they tried to flee.
According to reports some of the injured students are on danger list in a local hospital where they are being treated for various degrees of burns.
Speaking through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the President while sympathising with the affected families said the war on terrorism was still on and his government will not be undermined by any group or persons.
Describing the terrorists as “cowards”, President Jonathan assured that his administration was determined to end the menace of terror in the country.