Buhari Condemns Attack On Katsina Secondary School, Orders Security Reinforcement
He charged the army and the police to go after the attackers and ensure that no student gets missing or harmed.
The President said this in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He urged the school authorities to carry out an audit of the population of the students following shootings in and around the school that sent hundreds of them fleeing into the bush for safety.
In addition, Buhari stated that parents who rushed to the school and removed their children and wards to notify the school and police authorities in order to have a full account of the school population.
President Buhari while pledging to continue to support the police and military struggle against terrorists and bandits, stressed;
I strongly condemn the cowardly bandits’ attack on innocent children at the Science School, Kankara. Our prayers are with the families of the students, the school authorities and the injured.
According to the statement, the latest briefing that Buhari received from Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, and the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, showed that the military, supported by air power had located the bandits’ enclave at Zango/Paula forest in Kankara.
It said there were consequent exchange of fire adding that the police had reported that there had been no reported casualty.
The statement pointed out that the President has directed the reinforcement of security of all schools in line with the safe schools’ policy of the administration.
President Buhari thereafter ordered a reinforcement of security in all schools in line with safe schools’ policy of the administration.