- Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to address the insecurity in the country
- The former VP said the FG must put an end to its blame game
- According to Atiku, the history of conflict affected countries like Somalia, Rwanda should serve as a warning to all Nigerian leaders
A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has urged the federal government to focus on tackling insecurity ravaging the country.
Atiku in his Democracy Day message said the federal government must end its blame game and fight insecurity.
In a statement, personally signed by Atiku on Tuesday, May 29, the 2019 presidential aspirant said Nigeria's current challenges required new thinking and strategies which should take into account the sacrifices made by democrats who fought hard to enthrone democracy.
Atiku said: “Even as we celebrate, my fellow patriots, let us spare some time to reflect and to mourn all those murdered in the ongoing needless killings across our dear country."
“These Nigerians have been killed in the continuing murderous rampage of criminal elements across the country but especially in Borno and Yobe, and the Benue River Valley, stretching from Adamawa through Taraba to the confluence of Kogi and Benue, and including Nasarawa, Plateau, Southern Kaduna, and Zamfara.
“Others have been killed by armed robbers, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other marauding bandits. The killings have even extended to sacred places of worship where innocent Imams and Christian clergy and worshipers are slaughterred," Atiku said.
“The recent history of Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and the Central African Republic, among others, should be a strident warning to all of us, especially those in government whose primary responsibility is the protection of the citizens, but who have been dithering, making contradictory and ridiculous excuses and engaging in diversionary finger-pointing," he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that, President Muhammadu Buhari said that government is boosting the capacity of our security agencies through recruitment of more personnel, training and procurement of modern equipment.
The president made the statement while delivering his 2018 Democracy Day speech to Nigerian on Tuesday.
President Buhari also assured assured Nigerians that his administration will not rest until all criminals and their sponsors are brought to justice.
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