July 30, 2014 – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria has deplored the continuing terrorist assault on Kano and the heinous bombing of Kano State Polytechnic today.
He similarly deplored the attacks on two mosques in Potiskum, Yobe State yesterday. President Jonathan condemns the repeated targeting of worshipers, and innocent students who are the nation’s future by depraved terrorists.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Ruben Abati said the President believes that the callous attacks on soft targets fully affirm that the terrorists are nothing but bloodthirsty adherents of a warped and retrogressive ideology.
“No amount of intimidation and violence would stampede the government into abandoning its goal of giving education a new lease of life and opening up access to all young Nigerians who wish to improve themselves”, he said.
President Jonathan has therefore directed the Armed Forces, Police and other national security agencies to further enhance security around educational facilities in states prone to terrorist attacks.