Death of Uniport Students: Buhari orders police to intensify search for kidnappers


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Police authorities to intensify search for the kidnappers that murdered three University of Port Harcourt students and bring them to justice.

The UniPort students were kidnapped on April 7, 2020, murdered the same day and their bodies buried in a shallow grave in April.

The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, commiserated with the families of the murdered students.

Shehu added that the President also extended condolences to the university authorities and the Rivers State Government over the unfortunate incident.

Describing the tragic occurrence as “sad and heinous,” President Buhari regretted that the “evil perpetrators have cut short the prospectively bright journey of these youths.”

He prayed that God would comfort all those who mourned these young students, and grant their souls eternal rest.

President Buhari, while noting that the Nigerian Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit had apprehended one of the suspected perpetrators, further directed the Police Authorities to intensify search for the remaining suspects and bring them to justice.

According to the President, “This administration will continue to equip the law enforcement and security agencies to bring to an end the evil activities of kidnappers in the country.”

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