The full statement reads: œPresident 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.
President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the killing of about 40 secondary students at a college in Yobe State, North East Nigeria early Tuesday by men suspected to be members of Boko Haram insurgent group.
œHe 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 President condoled with the parents and family members of the students in the statement.
In a statement signed on his behalf by Reuben Abati, his spokesperson, the President described the murder of the student as callous and senseless even as he promised that the Nigeria armed forces will continue to fight the terrorists with full vigour.
œThe 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.
œThe 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.
œOn behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the parents and relatives of the murdered students.
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