President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with citizens and residents of Kano State on the loss of lives sustained yesterday when terrorists attacked the Federal College of Education, Kano.
The president also extended his sympathies and best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who suffered injuries in the dastardly attack.
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents had on Wednesday thrown improvised explosive devices into FCE Kano while fleeing from security agents around the Kabuga area of Kano metropolis. The police confirmed 13 students dead from the explosions while two insurgents were killed in a gun duel.
The president, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, commended the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force who took prompt action to confront the attackers and minimize resultant casualties.
The statement reads in part: “He urges them to be even more alert and proactive in the future to stop terrorist attacks in Kano and other parts of the country.
“President Jonathan reassures the people of Kano and all Nigerians that the Federal Government continues to do all within its powers to further enhance the ability of the Police, Armed Forces and other security agencies to prosecute the war against terrorism to a successful conclusion and provide greater security of lives and property across the country”.