Thursday, 27 February 2014

FG says Centenary Celebration Events will Hold despite Killings + Paper Publishes Names of the Dead FGC Students

The Federal Government on Wednesday continued preparations  for celebrations of the 100 years of Nigeria’s amalgamation despite the killings in some parts of the country, a day after Boko Haram killed 43  pupils of the  Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, Yobe State. You recall that the gunmen who were said to have arrived at the college at about 2am when the pupils were already asleep, reportedly set  locked hostels on fire before shooting and slitting the throats of those who tried to escape through the windows. Some were burnt  alive.

Punch reports that that same day the attack on the school was carried out, Vice President Namadi Sambo led dignitaries to attend the Nigeria Centenary Charity Ball which was held at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Then went ahead with the accreditation of delegates and journalists for the International Conference on Human Security, Peace and Development scheduled to hold on Thursday (today) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja as part of activities for the centenary celebration.
When asked penultimate Wednesday why the country could be celebrating while terrorists were still unleashing terror on the north-eastern part of the country, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, had said the Federal Government was doing everything possible to put the security challenges under control.
“Terror is a worldwide phenomenon. If you compare it with cases all over the world, you will see that the case of Nigeria is under control,” he said.
Meanwhile, Leadership Newspaper has published names of the late students killed in the massacre. May their souls continue to rest in peace.

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