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Jonathan condemns killing of Yobe students

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday condemned the killing of scores of students at a college in Yobe State, describing the incident as callous and senseless.

He said he received the news of the incident with immense sadness and anguish.

Jonathan’s reaction was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

The President extended his condolences on behalf of himself and the Federal Government to the parents and relatives of the murdered students.

He promised that his administration would not relent in his anti-terrorism fight.

The statement read, “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.”

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