The Northern Governors Forum is enraged over Saturday’s attack by bandits on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State.
Chairman the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong in a statement said the Governors totally condemn the unfortunate incident which is regrettable and intolerable.
While expressing solidarity with their colleague Governor Aminu Bello Masari, the Government and people of Katsina State, the Northern Governors said they stand with the authorities as they do everything possible to respond to the situation and ensure that no student gets missing or harmed.
Governor Lalong said they remain solidly behind security agencies who responded appropriately and have been in pursuit of the bandits to ensure that normalcy is restored and the criminals are apprehended.
He also said the Forum appreciates the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the security forces to deploy every available resource needed to deal with the situation.
Lalong said the prayers of the Forum are with the families of the students, the school authorities and the injured, even as he called on the citizens to volunteer useful information to the security agencies and relevant Government bodies that will assist in quick resolution of the sad incident.