Aasu On The Situation At Garissa University College In Kenya
The All Africa Students Union (AASU) is following with great shock the attack carried out this morning of Thursday 2 April 2015 by the terrorists against the Garissa University College in northeast Kenya.
This dastardly act was carried out by armed Al-Shaabab terrorists killing so far 147 people, wounding several others and holding an “unknown number of students hostages”. The terrorists entered the college campus early this morning of Thursday 2 April 2015 shooting indiscriminately in dormitories according to various reports.
One cannot imagine the level of trauma befalling the students that may have negative consequences for some of the victims for the rest of their lives. It is difficult to understand what crime the students have committed to deserve explosions and heavy gunfire rocking their campus. Terrorists are without any vision, objective apart from creating fear and terror amongst the people.
The insurgence of terrorism has taken an international dimension and Africa seems to be their back yard. It is time for African governments, to genuinely, put the resources of the continent together, integrate politically and economically the countries in order to overcome the numerous problems facing Africa in particular the issue of terrorism. It should the prime objective of the African union and all sub-regional groupings such Ecowas, Sadec etc.
We call on the government of Kenya to take all necessary steps to free the students from the shackle of this inhuman, senseless and brutal group created to harm people and block any meaningful cultural and socio-economic development.
We condemn unreservedly this dastardly act and call for a concerted effort of African leaders in order to curb terrorism insurgency on the continent.
We would like to present our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, the Government and the people of Kenya and to all the peace loving people.