“Death of my son will not deter me from sending my other children to school” – Father of slain GSC, Kagara student

The father of the slain student of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, Ayuba Dansabe Bawa, has said that the death of his son will not deter him from sending his other children to school.

Bawa stated this when the Niger State Commisioner Of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, paid a condolence visit to the family on Sunday. 

Recall that Benjamin Habila, an SS-3 student was shot dead by bandits during the attack on the school last Wednesday.

The Commissioner, who was accompanied by her counterpart of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Sunday Kolo, the Director-General Religious affairs, Umar Farouk, Representative of the Niger State CAN Chairman, Pastor Raphael Opawoye and top management staff of the Education Ministry and some Principals, sympathised with the family of the deceased, the college authorities and the people of Kagara over the ugly incident.

She said that the State Government and the ministry share in the grief that was caused by the unfortunate incident, adding that 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 Habila died as a hero, which the State and the Ministry will live to remember and prayed that God Almighty grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. She assured that the 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.

In his remarks, father of the deceased student, Ayuba Dansabe Bawa, expressed gratitude for the visit and the show of love and support by the Commisioner, assuring that the death of his son will not deter him from sending his other children to school.

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