President Buhari has commiserated with the families of three Uniport students who were gruesomely murdered by a group of kidnappers in Rivers State.
The three UNIPORT undergraduates identified as Joy Adoki, Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obimba were kidnapped on April 7, 2020.
A month later, their decomposing bodies were recovered in a shallow grave following the arrest of the suspect, Friday Akpan.
Upon interrogation, Akpan revealed to the police that the students were kidnapped on the order of one Bright who accused the victims of betraying him after money was paid into the account of one of them.
The arrested suspect also confessed that they killed and buried the three undergraduates after raping the female among them, Joy Adoki.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, President Buhari in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, commiserated with the families of the deceased students.
He further extended his condolences to the university authorities and the Rivers State Government.
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 will comfort all those who mourn the young students, and grant their souls eternal rest.