Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the killing of 200 persons in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State.
“On Saturday, scores of Nigerians were reportedly murdered by armed men believed to be herdsmen in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
On Sunday afternoon, in Jos, rioters attacked other Nigerians they believed to be Muslim in Jos, in apparent reprisal attacks.What is obvious from these attacks and the reprisals is that Nigeria is experiencing a historically abysmal failure of leadership.
When people don’t feel they are protected or given justice, they resort of self help, and innocent people lose their lives as a result.The security of lives & property is primary role of government & its time our FG takes its responsibilities seriously, by not just deepening security of these known conflict areas, but also reassuring all Nigerians that when people murder innocents, they are brought to justice.It is simply hypocritical that the ruling elite are able to provide world class security to themselves using tax payer money and public resources, yet leave the Nigerians who voted them at the mercy of armed bandits. It is enough!”