President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned Sunday’s attack on the Bayero University Kano chaplaincy and urged Nigerians not to succumb to persistent terrorist attacks.
Jonathan, who made the condemnation in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Reuben Abati, in Abuja on Monday, also urged Nigerians to remain united in condemning and rejecting terrorism.
The statement said ``the president deeply regrets this utterly heinous descent to new depths of calumny by the perpetrators of the attack on one of the nation’s citadels of academic endeavour and its members.
``The president urges Nigerians to remain united in their condemnation and rejection of the terrorists, who have shown even more clearly by their latest attacks on the media and the academic community, that their objective is to destabilise the nation and its vital institutions.
``The president conveys his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of members of the Bayero University community who lost their lives in the attack.''
The statement said the Federal Government was doing everything possible ``to ensure that Nigeria overcomes the problem''. (NAN)