PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
By Chuks Okocha
Condemnations have continued to trail the killing of over 40 students of Mubi Polytechnic, Adamawa State as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur described it as a national calamity.
Tukur said the “massacre” coming on the heels of celebration of Nigeria’s Independence was heart rending, stating that he was deeply saddened that a generation of promising Nigerians and the country’s future leaders could be wiped out by those he described as “thoughtless and heartless individuals”.
He spoke with reporters at his Wuse II residence, Abuja, enjoined security operatives not to relent until they fish out the perpetrators.
According to him, those who slew a set of Nigerian students who were part of the hope that Nigeria depended on, were enemies of the country who must not succeed with their evil intention, more so in a modern society which the present government has been trying to build.
Tukur said he has been getting in touch with relevant authorities in Adamawa state on how to prevent future occurrence, and was pleased with efforts so far put up by security agencies in tracking down some of the culprits.
“Adamawa is my state, and Mubi is a place I am more familiar with. I was deeply saddened that a generation of students, our future leaders could be so mindlessly killed for no just reason. We as a nation must not tolerate this and the only way to it is not to allow the culprits go scot free.”