Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has called on government to evolve tougher and more proactive measures than what obtains currently to contain the frequency with which insurgents and bandits killed innocent Nigeria.
“Condemnation of attacks is not enough to reassure citizens who are constantly living in fear”, the former Vice President said, in reaction to what he called “brutal brutal murder” of aides and security details of Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha by bandits who attacked his convoy.
“The government should speed up the prosecution of terrorists and bandits in order to send a strong message to these outlaws that there are consequences for wilful taking of life.”
According to Atiku, the frequency and ease with which the bandits are killing innocent people almost on a daily basis is embarrassing and should be halted, lest outlaws are allowed to rule over affairs.
The PDP Presidential candidate in the 2019 election said that a situation where people are afraid to leave their homes for the fear of their lives being terminated by bandits is a cause for anxiety.