The father of the boy killed by bandits during the Government Science College Kagara attack, Mr Ayuba Dansabe Bawa said the death of his son will not deter him from send his other children to school.
He said this during a condolence visit to him by the Niger state Commissioner for education, Hannatu Jibrin Salihu.
“I am very grateful for the visit and the show of love and support by the Commissioner on behalf of the state government. I am assuring you that Benjamin’s death will not deter me from sending my other children to school,” he said.
Earlier, the commissioner, Hannatu, who was accompanied by her counterpart of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mr Sunday Kolo, Director-General Religious affairs, Mal Umar Faruk, Representative of the CAN Chairman Niger state, Pastor Raphael Opawoye and top Management of the Education Ministry and some Principals, sympathized with the family of the deceased, the Management of the College and the people of Kagara over the incident.
She said that the State Government and indeed the Ministry share in the grief that was caused by the unfortunate incident saying “the loss is indeed painful and colossal to bear” but urged that they take solace in the fact that God almighty gives and takes.
According to the Commissioner, Benjamin B. Habila died as a Hero which the State and the Ministry will live to remember and that God Almighty will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
She assured that government is doing everything possible to ensure that the abducted students, teachers and others are rescued safely and returned to their parents as soon as possible.
Receiving the delegation, the Divisional Police Officer Kagara, Bala Saidu, the family of the deceased and Community Leaders appreciated the Commissioner, and the team for the visit and expressed gratitude to the State Government for it’s continued support to the Security Agencies in the State.