Insecurity: APC-Controlled Govt, Has Failed Woefully – Atiku Says


…Condemns killings in Benue, abductions in Kaduna and Borno

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday, March 8, 2024 said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled government has failed woefully to give the people the basic things expected of a responsive government.

He said that it was a clear manifestation of the failure of governance for the APC-led government continued to play the ostrich while the nation is plagued by insecurity.

The Turaki Adamawa said the development was in negation of the constitutionally guaranteed commitment that the security and welfare of citizens is the primary responsibility of government.

Atiku, who stated these while reacting to the state of insecurity in the country, noted that while the weak and vulnerable are neglected, the government is making empty rhetoric about reforms.

He said that the media has been awash with terrifying news of banditry, kidnapping, and bloodletting that has turned the country into perhaps one of the most terrorized territories on earth.

The Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 election, noted that within one week, there have been many reported cases of mass abduction of hapless citizens in the Northwest, Northeast and North-central regions of our country.

In the words of Atiku; “In the early hours of Thursday, school children numbering over 280, together with their teachers, were abducted in Kunga, Kaduna State, by bandits riding on motorcycles, without any challenge by security agencies.

“And while our young men are abducted, killed, or conscripted into the army of the terrorists and our women and girls are ravished and subjected to different forms of gender-based violence, the authorities do nothing.

“The problem of insecurity in Nigeria is getting worse by the day. Earlier in the week, it was reported that scores of women and children fetching firewood were abducted by gun-toting bandits suspected to be members of Boko Haram.

“It was also reported that over 200 people, mostly women and children, were abducted from the IDP camp in Ngala in Borno State.

“Just yesterday, scores of people were killed during a massacre at Wa-ndoo, a community in Mbalom, Gwer-East Local Government Area of Benue State.

“The cases are endless, and the problem seems interminable.

I stand in solidarity with my fellow citizens and sympathise with the victims and their families,” he said.

Atiku therefore urged security agencies to rise up to the challenge and save innocent citizens from the horrors of banditry and terrorism.

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